PDP loses 300 members to APC in Ekiti

No fewer than 300 members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ire-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti state left the party to join the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.

The defectors said they quit the PDP over alleged imposition of State Assembly and National Assembly candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections and alleged one-man dictatorship in the umbrella party.

Led by Hon. Emmanuel Ogunlayi and Hon. Stephen Mosele, the defectors said they were left with no option than to join the APC because their complaints were allegedly rebuffed and left unattended to at well attended rally held in the town.

They, however, added that they were attracted to the APC by what they described as “President Muhammadu Buhari’s impressive performances at the federal level” promising to work harder for their new party at the coming elections.

They were received by the state APC Chairman, Mr. Paul Omotoso, who led other members of the State Executive Committee to the community for the defection rally.

Omotoso, said: “This is a good omen ahead of 2019. We thank God for delivering us from Governor Ayodele Fayose in the July 14 governorship poll, that accounted for the benefit we are enjoying today.

“In APC, there are no new and old members, we are all one. No discrimination. Whatever due for those that have been here before will be due to you. We operate like one indivisible family.”

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