- The APC in Ondo state has received new members from the ZLP ahead of the governorship election
- Scores of ZLP members were led by the party's former chairman in Ondo East LGA to the ruling APC on Tuesday, October 6
- Receiving the new members, Ondo state APC chairman said the ZLP in Ondo East LGA has collapsed
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's re-election bid got a boost on Tuesday, October 6, as scores of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) members reportedly defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure, the state capital.
TVC reported that defectors were led by the chairman of the ZLP in Ondo East local government area, Olamigoke Busayo, who resigned from the ZLP on Sunday, October 4.
The state chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin, received the defectors, saying the ZLP's fortune has crumbled with the collapse of its structure in Ondo East.
He described the former ZLP chairman as a notable politician and viable asset to any political party.
Meanwhile, the alleged plan to form an alliance between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has been ruled out.
Babatope Okeowo, the media aide to the ZLP governorship candidate, Agboola Ajayi, said he does not need to enter into an alliance with any political party before winning the election.
The media coordinator of the Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, Benson Enikuomehin, on his part described the rumoured alliance as a typical tale by the moonlight.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari not to give in to any pressure to compromise the governorship election in Ondo state.
A spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the plea on Sunday, October 4, at a news conference in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan called on the president to maintain the standard for a free, fair, and credible election as witnessed in the Edo election.
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