Huge Loss for APC As Strong Chieftain, Others Dump Party in Southwest State, Gives Reason

Huge Loss for APC As Strong Chieftain, Others Dump Party in Southwest State, Gives Reason

  • An influential party chieftain of the ruling APC, Alhaji Bashiru Ajibade, has joined the opposition PDP in Ibadan Zone
  • Photos of the APC zonal leader surfaced online as he led thousands of APC members to join the PDP in solidarity with the Ibadan Mogaji
  • Meanwhile, this is coming barely days after the ruling party lost major senators in the nation's National Assembly to opposition parties

The Zonal Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Ibadan zone, Oyo state, Alhaji Bashiru Ajibade, has led hundreds of APC members to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a post shared on Facebook on Tuesday, July 5, the event which took place at IMG school, Eleta, also signalled the defection of prominent stakeholders like Alhaji Abass Najeemdeen Gbayawu, Alhaji Bolaji Akinyemi Kosigiri, Engr Kayode Arowolo, Barrister Rotimi Okeowo, among others.

Read also

BREAKING: Buhari swears in new transportation minister, reshuffles cabinet

APC, 2023 election, PDP, Ibadan zone
Ibadan APC zonal leader dumps party, joins PDP with other members. Photo credit: Tegbe for Oyo South Senatorial District
Source: Facebook

The chieftain gives reason

Speaking on behalf of the defecting leaders, Prince Olumuyiwa Akinbiyi, who was elected chairman of the party at the last congress, noted that they were dissatisfied with the manipulations of Congress and primary election result by a cabal that hijacked the party in the state.

PAY ATTENTION: Join Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

He affirmed that they were leaving APC with majority of its members in the local government to support the Senatorial ambition of Mogaji Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe and the re-election bid of Governor Seyi Makinde.

The defectors

The decampees were received on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde by Chief Bayo Lawal, the Director-General for Seyi Makinde Gubernatorial campaign, and the Executive Chairman of Ibadan South East LG, Hon Emmanuel Alawode and Hon Kazeem Adeniyi Bibire, SA to the Governor on LG and Chieftaincy matters.

Former Chairman of Ibadan South East LGA, Alh Najeem Gbayawu noted that many of them had never thought of leaving the APC, but had to do so in honour of Mogaji Tegbe who had been their pillar of support in their former party.

Read also

Folashade Tinubu-Ojo gets royal welcome at Abuja airport

This is the percentage Tinubu will use in winning 2023 presidential election, interesting prediction revealed

Meanwhile, Osita Okechukwu has predicted that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will win the 2023 general election by 60 per cent.

The director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) disclosed this while chatting with newsmen at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Okechukwu argued that aside from the growing popularity of the APC flag bearer, he said all political appointees of the present administration who are party members would equally ensure victory for Asiwaju Tinubu.


Online view pixel