- The 2019 Lagos governorship candidate of ADP Babatunde Gbadamosi has defected to PDP
- Gbadamosi re-joined the opposition party on Monday, March 16, at the PDP secretariat in Lagos
- The ADP guber candidate opened up on his decision to rejoin his former party after he left in 2017
Babatunde Gbadamosi, the Lagos state Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in the 2019 election, has dumped the party and rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he left the opposition party back in 2017.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the governorship candidate formally defected to the PDP alongside his deputy governorship candidate on Monday, March 16, at the party’s secretariat in Lagos.
He was welcomed back into PDP by Deji Doherty, the state party chairman. Gbadamosi explained that the reason he decided to rejoin the PDP is to help the party to wrestle power from the APC and improve Lagos.
Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state suffered a huge loss as eight out of its 14 local government area chairmen defected to the ruling party in the state, the PDP.
Their defection was announced by Zailani Bappa, Governor Bello Matawalle's media aide, on Saturday, February 8.
In a related development, the Ekiti state chapter of the APC has declared it was not surprised with the imminent defection of the former governor of the state, from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Segun Oni, a former deputy national chairman of the APC, while speaking with Nigerian Tribune on Monday, March 16, had said he was taking the decision in the interest of his political family whom he said were not fairly dealt with in terms of appointments in the party.
Similarly, just days to a rerun in Sokoto, Alhaji Bature Dan Muhammadu Lili, the politician the All Progressives Congress looked towards to win a seat at the state's legislative arm, has left the party.
Lili left the APC and joined the PDP in the state with at least 10,000 loyalists and supporters, according to Daily Sun. The politician said he decided to leave the APC, about 48 hours to the election rerun, partly because of the successes achieved by the administration of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
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