Lam-Adesina: Former rep and ex-Oyo governor's son defects to APC

Lam-Adesina: Former rep and ex-Oyo governor's son defects to APC

- Dapo Lam-Adesina has made a sensational return to the APC

- The former federal lawmaker decamped after meeting with some APC leaders in Oyo

- Lam-Adesina left the ruling party three years ago for ADC over a leadership crisis

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Dapo Lam-Adesina, former House of Representatives member, has rejoined his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Lam-Adesina officially defected to the ruling party on Wednesday, February 24, from African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The former lawmaker, who is the son of an ex-Oyo state governor, Lamidi Adesina, joined the APC barely three years after decamping to ADC with other aggrieved members of the Unity Forum over irreconcilable differences.

Lam-Adesina: Former Rep and ex-Oyo governor's son defects to APC
Dapo Lam-Adesina has rejoined APC three years after leaving the party for ADC. Credit: @dapolam
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Prior to his defection, APC leaders in Oyo state had paid him a visit at his residence in Ibadan over a return talk.

Speaking at a meeting with his teeming supporters, Lam-Adesina said he needed to rejoin the party as a form of respect to APC leaders and elders who he said had persuaded him.

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The 42-year-old ex-lawmaker said he is happy to be back at the APC, the party which gave him the platform to serve as a federal rep for Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019.

Lam-Adesina also attributed respects for the party leaders to his return, The Punch reports.

“I am happy to be back to APC. For me, it is a great homecoming. Like I have said, I have told our leaders who spoke to me let us address our problems once and for all.”

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Meanwhile, Bukola Saraki, former Senate president, expressed optimism in former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan staying in the PDP.

Saraki gave this assurance on Tuesday, February 16, when some leaders of the party met with the former president amid growing speculations surrounding his projected move to the APC.

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Jonathan has been rumoured to be eyeing the Aso Rock Villa again, with the ruling party looking like a pleasant destination to that dream.


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