2023: APC holds defection talks with former speaker of House of Reps

2023: APC holds defection talks with former speaker of House of Reps

- APC is looking for ways to expand its membership in Ogun state

- The party gives detains of discussions it had with a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole

- There are speculations that Bankole may soon join the APC

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Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have held talks with a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.

The party disclosed that Bankole met on Friday, March 12, with APC chairman, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni in Abuja in the company of Jigawa Governor Abubakar Bagudu.

2023: Former speaker of House of Reps holds defection talks with APC
Dimeji Bankole is a former governorship candidate. Photo: @OfficialAPCNg
Source: Twitter

According to a spokesperson for the party, Mamman Mohammed, the APC leaders discussed on the possibility of the former speaker joining the APC.

Mohammed stated the politicians also had discussions on a wide range of political issues.

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The party said it is evident that APC's opportunities in Ogun state are growing and widening.

Legit.ng recalled that former Governor of Ogun state, Otumba Gbenga Daniel who was also former Director-General of PDP's Atiku Abubakar Presidential campaign organization has recently joined the party.

Meanwhile, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), unity among its working organs and levels of authority is the biggest strategy to clinch victory in the 2023 presidential election.

This is why the foremost Nigerian opposition party on Thursday, March 11, during a Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting agreed to appease and bring back all aggrieved members, Punch reports.

The PDP is said it is doing this already through the Bukola Saraki-led reconciliation and strategy committee.

Similarly, a former deputy governor of Oyo state, Taofeek Arapaja has said that if all hands are on deck among the ranks and files of the Lagos chapter of the PDP, the ruling APC would be defeated in 2023.

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Legit.ng reported that Arapaja made this known in Lagos on Thursday, March 11, during a stakeholders meeting where he was endorsed for the position of national vice-chairman (southwest) of the party.

In another news, women in the APC on Thursday, March 11, kicked against what they described as gender inequality in the ruling party's structure and constitution.

The female folks were represented by the minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who said the absence of women in APC's structure is a cause for worry, The Nation reported.

Pauline said if the APC wishes to record more development at the national level, the narrative of male domination must change.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

Source: Legit

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