- The APC has lost one of its very powerful bigwigs, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, to the camp of the Accord Party
- Chief Adelabu, who was an APC governorship aspirant until Wednesday, August 3, happens to be one of those aggrieved over the party's gouber primary in Oyo
- To secure his governorship ambition, the southwest politician announced his defection to the AP at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo - Chief Adebayo Adelabu, a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo state during the last party primaries, on Wednesday, August 3, defected to the Accord Party (AP).
Adelabu made this decision officially and publicly at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the state capital.
Bad news for Makinde as Oyo deputy governor defects to APC
The deputy governor of Oyo, Rauf Olaniyan, had announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC Olaniyan announced his defection while speaking with newsmen in his private office in Ojoo area of Ibadan.
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He, however, said the defection did not affect his position as the deputy governor of the state, saying he had not resigned.
The deputy governor added that he took the decision after consultations with his supporters from across the state.
Olaniyan who described politics as free entry and free exit added that all his political supporters prevailed on him to join the APC.
Impeachment: Oyo APC guber candidate reacts angrily, says Olaniyan’s removal illegal
The 2023 governorship candidate of the ruling APC in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, had described the impeachment of Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan by the House of Assembly as unlawful.
According to the politician, the move contradicted respect for rule of law.
Folarin demanded the sack of Oyo Chief Judge
Folarin asked the National Judicial Council (NJC) to sanction the Chief Judge, Justice Munta Abimbola, for breaching the oath of his office.
The governorship hopeful further stated that the committee set up by the chief judge to investigate the deputy governor lacked integrity.