- The Ogun state chapter of the APC has dissociated itself from the actions taken by Senator Lanre Tejuoso
- The senator was listed among those who defected from the ruling party to the PDP
- The ruling party said Tejuoso never communicated his intentions to defect to those that voted for him in the constituency
The All Progressives Congress Party in Ogun state has disassociated itself from the recent action taken by the Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Lanre Tejuoso.
The Ogun state APC describing Tejuoso as a former member of the ruling party said it has followed the events of the last few days within the polity with keen interest, particularly as it affected the lawmaker's defection to the opposition party.
Punch reports that the party in a communique signed by the chairman, Ogun central senatorial district of the APC, Yomi Ademefun, and secretary, Ogun central APC caucus, Saheed Ariori, said Tejuoso is a betrayal.
The communique was issued after a meeting of party members in the six local governments that made up the the district.
The Ogun APC said Senator Tejuoso never communicated his intentions to those that voted for him in the constituency.
“Members were shocked to learn that our elected Senator, Dr Lanre Tejuoso, was among the senators that defected from the APC," the communique read.
“We felt embarrassed that our senator did not deem it fit to defer to the party both at the state and zonal levels before taking this action, assuming he has any grievance.
Our interactions with his purported coordinators and followers in the senatorial district indicate that they have disassociated themselves from his action.
Much as we concede the right of Tejuoso to take any personal decision he deems fit politically, we that voted for him to become a senator, hereby, distance ourselves from this action. The Ogun APC senatorial district remains one and indivisible and holds its allegiance to the party in the state and in the nation," it said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Tejuoso announced his return at a meeting between APC senators and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock on Wednesday night.
While introducing himself to the president, he said: “Mr President, your son has returned home.”
The senator denied the list of defectors as dubious the following day, saying he remains a member of the APC.
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