- The Ekiti State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has lost one of its top members to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
- Ladi Owolabi, a running mate to Segun Oni, a governorship candidate of the SDP in the last election, decamped to the ruling party.
- He was received by the party chairman in his ward in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital and vowed to be committed and devoted to the party.
Ado, Ekiti - Ladi Owolabi, a running mate to Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last governorship poll in Ekiti state, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Owolabi was received by the ward chairman in Ado-Ekiti, Ojo Adeyanju, alongside other party members, and he expressed his gratitude for being accepted into the party.
He stated that he is an advocate of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's reformation agenda, and he has been a member of the South West Agenda for Asiwaju(SWAGA) even while serving under his former principal, Chief Oni.
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"If some of you know my itinerary in politics, you will not even conclude that I left APC in the first place. I am a member of SWAGA, and I think you all know what the group stands for.
"Even during the last governorship election, it was a very serious battle, and at the same time, I remain a committed SWAGA member. So, I have been at home in APC."
Owolabi salutes Gov Oyebanji's impact
Owolabi also hailed Governor Biodun Oyebanji for his reformation activities, noting that he was the one who influenced his decision to return to the party.
"When there is a reaction, and a catalyst comes in, the governor is the catalyst in my coming back to the party.”
The former SDP chieftain reiterated his commitment to the APC and vowed to help the party succeed in its quest to actualise the reality of the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Fuel subsidy removal: Governor Oyebanji announces palliative for workers, students
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Government has announced some palliative measures to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
Governor Biodun Oyebanji announced the provision of free shuttle buses for workers and students and payment of monthly allowances.
Oyebanji also announced the payment of N5,000 as a conditional cash transfer to 10,000 households in August.