APC Oyo State Zonal leader has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, WeetalknaijaBlog reports.
The Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ibadan Zone, Oyo State, Alhaji Bashiru Ajibade, has led hundreds of APC members to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
WeetalknaijaBlog reports that the event which took place at IMG school, Eleta, also signalled the defection of prominent stakeholders like Alhaji Abass Najeemdeen Gbayawu, Alhaji Bolaji Akinyemi Kosigiri, Engr Kayode Arowolo, Barrister Rotimi Okeowo, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the defecting leaders, Prince Olumuyiwa Akinbiyi noted that they were dissatisfied with the manipulations of Congress and primary election result by a cabal which allegedly hijacked the APC in the state.
According to him, they were leaving the APC with majority of its members in the local government to support the re-election bid of Governor Seyi Makinde.
The decampees were received on behalf of Governor Makinde by Chief Bayo Lawal, the Director-General for Seyi Makinde Gubernatorial campaign, and the Chairman of Ibadan South East LG, Emmanuel Alawode and Kazeem Adeniyi Bibire, SA to the Governor on LG and Chieftaincy matters.