High profile defection looms as prominent politician meets Makinde, Obasanjo

High profile defection looms as prominent politician meets Makinde, Obasanjo

- Prince Adelaja Adeoye, a former chieftain of the ADP, has started making moves on his next political move

- Adeoye who recently resigned from the party with thousands of his followers said he has met with Governor Makinde who has urged him to join the PDP

- The former ADP chieftain, however, said he is still consulting and will soon meet former president Obasanjo and other leaders to seek more guidance

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Nigeria's political space may soon witness a high profile defection following the resignation of Prince Adelaja Adeoye from the Action Democratic Party.

Adeoye, a former national publicity secretary of the ADP, resigned from the party with over 200,000 followers nationwide weeks ago, Vanguard reported.

The newspaper stated that the former ADP chieftain said he has commenced nationwide consultation on his next political move.

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Prince Adelaja Adeoye, former ADP chieftain meets Makinde, Obasanjo, over defection

Prince Adelaja Adeoye, former ADP chieftain, is perfecting his move to join another party. Photo credit: @seyiamakinde, @ADPng
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Legit.ng gathers that Adeoye said he has been under pressure from various political parties who want him to join them.

Prince Adelaja, however, said he is meeting with political leaders in the country before making his final decision.

He said he has met with the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, who urged him to consider the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adelaja also said he has met with the popular PDP chieftain in Lagos, Otunba Segun Adewale.

The former ADP chieftain added that he will be meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo soon to seek further guidance.

He said he will announce the party where he and his followers will eventually join ahead of the 2023s election after the consultations.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the political parties under the umbrella of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) lost one of its vocal members as the ADP opted out of the council.

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The ADP claimed the reason for the formation of the council had been ridiculed by some members whose consciences had been seared because of greed.

It said those behind their reason to pull out are desperate politicians whose mission is to destroy the tenets of democracy, undermine the survival of opposition parties and make Nigeria a one-party state.

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In another report, Olisa Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the PDP, has said that the party remains a viable option for Nigeria’s unity, stability and development.

He said the PDP possesses the values, ideals and principles needed to pull the country out of its present predicaments.

Metuh stated this while receiving members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), who paid him a visit at his residence in Abuja on Wednesday, February 10, after his return from the United Kingdom (UK) where he underwent medical treatment.

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Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_

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