- The Lagos state chapter of the APC has received no less than 5000 defectors from the PDP in the state
- The defectors were said to be Olajide Adediran, the PDP governorship candidate's "Lagos for Lagos" movement
- The state deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, received the defectors at the APC office in Ogba area of Ikeja in Lagos
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Ikeja, Lagos - About 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state on Thursday, October 27.
They put on orange T-shirts and fez caps and stormed the APC office on Acme Road, Ogba, Ikeja, holding brooms, singing and dancing.
The state deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, received the defectors and the APC chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi.
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Speaking to the defector, the deputy governor said while it was possible for anyone to be misled, it was foolishness to continue to be on the wrong part after the right path had been discovered.
His statement reads in part:
“The state is moving in a right direction. This is the right decision. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has the eye of talents and ability to manage people.
2023 Election: PDP loses thousands of members to APC in powerful Arewa state
Legit.ng earlier reported that PDP members in their hundreds have joined the APC in Sokoto state, expressing commitment to work for the victory of the broom party in the 2023 poll.
The defection is coming a few months before the 2023 general elections in a state considered to be one of the strongholds of the umbrella party.
The APC made the disclosure in a statement signed by Bashar Abubakar, the special adviser to Senator Aliyu Wamako, APC Sokoto north.
PDP Crisis: Atiku’s chance drips as Wike’s strong ally rejects ex-VP’s powerful slot
Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo state and strong ally of Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has turned down the position of the Ondo state PDP presidential campaign chairman.
Mimiko, who led Wike's team in negotiating with Atiku over the long rift between the two PDP leaders, said he was neither consulted nor consented to the list and that he stands with Wike on justice and fairness.
Governor Wike and four other southern governors have been calling for the removal of the party's national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to accommodate fairness and equity.