Ade Akanbi, Akure
An appointee of former President Goodluck Jonathan from Ondo State, Mr. Oluremi Akinbobola, and some other members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Idanre Local Government Area of the state, have defected to the All Progressives Congress.
This came barely one week after the former senator that represented Ondo Central Senatorial District, Mr. Ayo Akinyelure, and the Director of the Technical Aids Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, also defected to the APC.
At the event which took place in Idanre town, Akinbobola, who was appointed by the former President as a Federal Commissioner in the National Population Commission, said he and other former members of the PDP decided to defect in order to join President Muhammadu Buhari in moving the country forward.
According to him, it is important to join the train of change in the country and be a part of the government that is poised to change the fortunes of the masses.
He said, “We want to ensure that we join hands with our leaders in the local government and in Nigeria at large. The National Vice Chairman of APC is our brother in Idanre, so we have to join hands with him.
“And we also want to join hands to ensure that we join the President to move this country forward, as a federal commissioner, even though I was not appointed by this present administration.
“I have seen what the President has been doing since he came into power, especially his plan for 2016 to curb corruption and ensure that our youths are gainfully employed.”
Welcoming the defectors, the National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Pius Akinyelure, urged them to be loyal to the party and to continue preaching the gospel of the APC and the change agenda to the people of the state.
Earlier in his address, the chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke, said the APC had become a big party in the state.
He expressed confidence that the party would win the next governorship election in the state, while giving assurance that the party would conduct a transparent primary.
“Under my leadership, there will be transparent primaries for people who vie to be governor of the state,” he said.
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