- Some members of ADP in Osun state have defected to APC ahead of gubernatorial election
- INEC is conducting governorship election in the state on Saturday, September 22
- Ademola Ogunbodede, who led the defectors to APC, said that he left the ADP as a result of lack of ideology and selfishness of some party leaders in the state
The Osun state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed some bigwigs of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) to its fold ahead of September 22 gubernatorial election in the state.
NAIJ.com gathered that some members of the party on Monday, September 10, defected to the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) in Ola-oluwa local government area of the state, one of the strongholds of the governorship candidate of ADP, Moshood Adeoti.
It was reported that the senatorial leader of ADP in Osun west, Ademola Ogunbodede, on Monday, September 10, led members and thousands of his supporters to the APC.
Ogunbodede who defected with members from all wards of the local government said, he left the ADP for APC as a result of lack of ideology and selfishness of some party leaders in the state.
Speaking during a political rally in Bode-Osi, the headquarter of the local government, Ogunbodede claimed that the crop of politicians who caused disaffection in the All progressive Congress (APC) platform in the state were those in ADP and that informed his decision to leave party.
He therefore assured APC leaders of victory at the polls as he promised to work for the success of the party.
The state commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu and other leaders of the APC received Ogunbodede and his supporters back to the party.
Also speaking, a member representing Ola-Oluwa local government in the state House of Assembly, Ajibola Akinloye, said the party would defeat ADC's governorship candidate, Fatai Akinbade and the candidate of ADP, Moshood Adeoti, in the forthcoming election in their strongholds.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that former secretary to the government of the federation and national leader of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, revealed why the people of Osun state should reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the governorship election slated to hold in the state on September 22.
It was reported that while addressing the party faithful at the freedom park, Osogbo on Thursday, September 6, Falae said the osun people should not vote for the party that is owing civil servants and pensioners.
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