- Titilayo Oseni-Gomez, former speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, has abandoned the PDP for the ADC
- She took the decision in order to contest for the Ogun Central senatorial district seat in 2019
- Oseni-Gomez urged members of the party to mobilise their people to register for their PVCs, to enable them vote in the 2019 elections
Former speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, Titilayo Oseni-Gomez, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Oseni-Gomez made this known at a news conference in Abeokuta on Thursday, August 30, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that she said she took the decision to enable her contest for the Ogun central senatorial district in the 2019 general elections, on the platform of the ADC.
Oseni-Gomez ventured into partisan politics in 1999 and was elected as the first female speaker of the Ogun Assembly in June 2013.
The former speaker was received by the ADC chieftain, Joju Fadairo, a former chairman of PDP in the state; and also, the ADC governorship aspirant, Nasir Isiaka.
“After series of consultations across political circles and associates, discussions with leaders and people of my senatorial districts, I decided to join forces with reformists by pitching my tent with ADC. The party is committed to unity, good governance and equal opportunity," she said.
She noted that the quest for responsible and responsive government had always been an important part of her life.
“It has always been my wish to assuage the challenges of my people and contribute my little quota toward societal development.
“I am primarily in politics to provide quality leadership and worthy representation by partaking in formulation of policies that will be beneficial to my constituents, state and the nation in general."
She urged members of the party to mobilise their people to register for the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), to enable them vote in the 2019 elections.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party suffered another blow as four of its member in the Ogun state House of Assembly defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and African Democratic Party (ADC).
The speaker of the House, Suraj Adekunbi, read the separate letters of defection by the lawmakers during the plenary session in Abeokuta on Thursday, August 16.
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