Just In: Fresh Trouble for Atiku as PDP Vice Chairman Defects to APC, Declares Support for Tinubu
- The vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Otunba Amid Adekunle Oduborisha, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Oduborisha officially joined the ruling APC at a rally in the Ikorodu area of the state on Sunday, January 8
- The former PDP leader said he joined the APC to support the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ruling party's presidential candidate
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Ikorodu, Lagos state - Otunba Amid Adekunle Oduborisha, the vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Oduborisha who was also the leader of the PDP in Lagos East Senatorial District defected to the ruling APC at a rally in the Ikorodu area of the state on Sunday, January 8, The Nation reported.
Legit.ng gathers that the former PDP chieftain and his AMIKO group were formally received into the APC at the flag-off ceremony of the campaign of Hon. Babajimi Adegoke Benson, a representative of the Ikorodu Federal Constituency seeking re-election.
Why I dumped PDP for APC, Oduborisha speaks
Speaking at the rally, Oduborisha confirmed his defection from the opposition PDP to the APC.
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He explained that he decided to pitch his tent with the APC to contribute his quota to the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ruling party's presidential candidate.
“Yes, I am returning to the APC and not decamping like others. This is where I belong and I am coming back home. It is indeed my reintegration into the APC. I am here to ensure the victory of Asiwaju Tinubu and all other APC candidates."
Oduborisha added that Hon. Benson has given him reasons to believe in the APC again with his performance.
"He has shown what it is to use the mandate of the people for the people effectively. The people of Ikorodu are blessed to have Jimi Benson and I am happy to be here today,” the former PDP leader said.
High-profile defection hits APC as ex-governorship aspirant defects to PDP
In another report, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC, Faruk Malami Yabo, defected to the People Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Yabo, a former Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, announced his defection at a PDP rally in Yabo LGA on Wednesday, January 4.
He described his defection as a “homecoming”, saying he has always been a member of the PDP which is the ruling party in the northwestern state.