- Senator Adeola has denied ordering his supporters to decamp to APC
- Adeola said some of his supporters left APC because their effort to join the mainstream party was frustrated during the congress
Senator Solomon Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, representing Lagos West senatorial district has come out to deny the rumour he ordered his supporters to decamp from the All Progressives Congress to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Adeola, in a statement by his media adviser, Kayode Odunaro, said about 10,000 of his supporters left APC because their effort to join the mainstream of the party were frustrated during the congresses.
He, however, denied ordering the supporters to leave or to join the ADC under the leadership of former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tribune reports.
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The statement read: “It is true that the few people from Ogun Central that decided to move to ADC were part of the teeming admirers of Adeola and his aspiration. However, it is also a fact that their efforts to join APC in furtherance of their support for Yayi were frustrated over time and conclusively during the congresses of APC.
“Adeola Solomon has not openly or covertly directed any of his supporters found in SDP, LP and other political parties operational in Ogun State to move to any other political party as he remains firmly rooted in APC and the progressives of the Southwest, a root that spans his entire political life of over 20 years under credible progressives leaders.
“He is on record to say that he will rather resign from politics than leave the progressives folds that is presently domicile in APC."
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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that over 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, June 21, defected from their parties to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The defectors known as Yayi Movement said they were fed up with the group and ready to join ADC to support the governorship ambition of its governorship aspirant Gboyega Isiaka in 2019 election.
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