- The ruling All Progressives Congress has lost a number of members in Lagos state to the opposition PDP
- The members under the aegis of the Lagos4Lagos under the leadership of Olajide Adediran defected on Saturday, December 4
- Dr. Bukola Saraki, the former president of the Nigerian Senate received the group into the party at a ceremony
Lagos - A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Lagos4Lagos under the leadership of Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor have dumped the ruling party.
Daily Trust reports that the group on Saturday, December 4, formally defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state.
The Lagos4Lagos movement who has been having a running battle with the APC leadership in the southwest state was reeceived by Bukola Saraki.
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The former Senate President shared videos from the ceremony on his social media pages where Jandor led his members from the 20 local governments of the state to the PDP.
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Saraki while receiving the new PDP members assured them that they are moving to the party that would rescue Nigeria, Lagos state and change the fortune of Nigeria.
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The former governor said he made the decision in the interest of the people because they are his first choice.
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Others to join include the former deputy speaker, Hon Dominic Edem, Hon Wilson Ekpeyong, representing Bakassi state and Odukpani state constituencies respectively and Bassey O. Bassey, Esq.
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