- The PDP in Ogun has lost some of its bigwigs to the ruling party in the state, APC
- Among those who have defected from the PDP are Prince Gboyega Isiaka, ADC's gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election and a former deputy governor, Alhaja Salmat Badru
- The defectors will be received by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at Ake Palace in Abeokuta on Tuesday, January 14
Key persons of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Action Democratic Congress (ADC) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state.
The defectors will be welcomed in the state by the governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, January 14, The Nation reports.
Those who are to officially become members of the ruling party in the state include the former deputy governor, Alhaja Salmat Badru, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, ADC's gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election, Dave Salako, a member of the House of Representative, former PDP chairman in Ogun, Chief Joju Fadairo and his former secretary, Chief Pegba Otemolu.
Others include Iyabode Apampa, former commissioner for forestry Alhaji Ali Ajibode, former commissioner for works Olayiwola Taiwo, former commissioner for rural development Otunba Fatai Sowemimo and Olootu Dipo Sofowora.
Speaking on the development, Tunde Oladunjoye, the publicity secretary of the party’s caretaker committee, said that the official reception ceremony will take place at Ake Palace in Abeokuta.
The defectors said that they are confident that the future of the state is safe in the hands of Governor Abiodun.
On his part, Isiaka said: “We are confident because the morning shows the night from what we have seen in five months.
"If we had not seen positive signs, we probably would not have graduated our relationship. I have come with the leadership of my political structure across the state."
Legit.ng learned that those who defected were loyalists of Ibrahim-Shehu Bakauye, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP.
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