Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftains loyal to the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu, have dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ogun state.
The Media Adviser to Senator Solomon Adeola, Chief Kayode Odunaro in a statement made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, disclosed that the defectors were from Ogun Central Senatorial District in the state and were led by two time commissioner in the State, Aare Tunde Alabi who were loyalists of Senator Kashamu.
Odunaro said Chief Alabi led other notable leaders, including three time chairman of Obafemi-Owode Local Government, Engineer Akeem Adesina who was also the immediate past Chairman of PDP, Ogun Central; two time Chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government Area and former majority leader of the state House of Assembly ; Alhaji Moruph Ajisegiri and a leader from Ewekoro local government and one time assistant treasurer of PDP Ogun state, Chief Fohunola Abiola.
He said others were former Special Assistant to Ogun State governor and Assistant State Public Relations Officer of PDP Alhaji Saula Marin; Chief Oluwole Adeyi,former Secretary to Abeokuta South Local government, Alhaji Nurudeen Olaleye and a leader of PDP , Alhaji Lai Shobayo.
According to him, the defectors have declared “total support for the Senator” on his 2019 governorship ambition in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the group at the end of their meeting with Senator Adeola, Chief Alabi traced the history of PDP crisis in 2011 and 2015 and the numerous court cases with frivolous judgments that led to electoral failure for PDP.
He stressed that it is time to support a candidate that can win election and be in government come 2019.
Earlier, Senator Adeola told the defectors that he was presently engaged in wide consultation across the state on the need to take the state to a better level adding that God’s perfect will shall come to pass in Ogun State in 2019.
Among those present during the visit were former Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Tunji Egbetokun, former Commissioner for Agriculture in Ogun State, Tunji Akinosi , former Consultant to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Tunde Olaotan and former local government Chairman of Ijebu -Ode Hon Daadah, among others.
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