BREAKING: Delight in APC as Ruling Party Receives 2K Defectors From PDP, 1 Other Opposition Platform

BREAKING: Delight in APC as Ruling Party Receives 2K Defectors From PDP, 1 Other Opposition Platform

  • Ahead of the 2024 Ondo state governorship election slated for November, no fewer than 2,000 members of the ZLP have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • The former ZLP members formally joined the APC when they met with leaders of the ruling party on Wednesday, February 14
  • Apart from the ZLP defectors, several members of Nigeria's main opposition party, the PDP, also teamed up with the APC

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics in Nigeria.

Akure, Ondo state - The ranks of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) depleted further in Ondo state as many of its members defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

As reported by The Nation on Wednesday, February 14, chieftains of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the southwest state also defected to the APC.

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APC in Ondo gets stronger with the addition of about 2,000 members. Photo credit: @GovUmarGanduje
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In total, about 2,000 opposition members defected to the ruling APC.

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Among the defectors are a former house of representatives candidate, Dare Aliu, Felder Olatunji Adeoye; Olu Falolu; Anodele Ikumawoyi; Pastor Olatunde Felix; Pius Akinrinmola; Isaac Olaleye; Alhaji Adebayo Oyewunmi; Yele Akinya; Akinmoye Ajewole; and General Adegborioye Sunday.

Others are Ayekomilogboa Tayo; Mrs. Toyin Akindele; Akinmade Babatunde; Mrs Taju Mopinola; Tonu Ala, deputy leader of the PDP Forum; Dele Faboro; Ajisafe Omobumi; Olusegun Samuel; Adeyeye Micheal; Adermola Elegbe; Jimoh Ibrahim; Adeolu Adeniran; Rotimi Akindejoye; amongst others.

Nigerian Tribune also noted the development.

Receiving the defectors, Ade Adetimehin, the state chairman of the Ondo APC, said the remaining political heavyweights in the PDP have joined the progressives family.

Adetimehin stated that the PDP was in carcass in Ondo state, adding that the defectors would be treated equally in the APC.

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He said:

“In Ondo APC, the party and the government are one. We work together in one accord. Having come to APC, there is no founder, no joiner.
"We will treat you equally in our wards and local government.”

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YPP collapses structure into APC

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom collapsed its structures across the state into the APC.

This act was in support of Godswill Akpabio, the senate president.

The defectors declared their support for President Bola Tinubu.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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