The Peoples Democratic Party chairman for Ibarapa Central in Oyo State, Alhaji Abiola Azeez, has decamped to the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Naija News understands that Azeez was among others who defected to the nation’s ruling party alongside a member of the House of Representatives representing the Ibarapa Central/Ibarapa North Federal Constituency, Hon. Ajibola Saubana Muraina. The politicians confirmed their defection to APC on Saturday during a programme organised by the Oyo State chapter of APC to receive new members into the party. Naija News understands that Muraina, who is serving his third term at the green chamber, was elected on the platform of the PDP in 2019. Other chieftains of PDP who renounced their membership to join forces with APC include Mrs Toyin Afolabi, Women Leader PDP Ibarapa Central and Hon. Lukmon Uthmon, former PDP state assistant secretary. Others are listed as; Alhaji Rasaq Olatunde Garai, Chief Segun Adeleye, Chief Isiaka Oladoja, Hon. Olakunle Sunmonu, Mrs Nike Adegoke, Mr. Bayo Okedokun, Alhaji Najeem Afolabi, Mr. Akanni Oyadiran, Mr. Alani Oguntade, Mrs Funmilayo Olabiyi and Pastor Gbadebo. The welcome party which was held at the APC state secretariat in Ibadan was witnessed by the state chairman of the party, Mr. Isaac Omodewu; Barrister Lowo Obisesan, Hon. Adigun Abiodun, Alhaji Majeed Olaoya and other chieftains of the party, Naija News understands. Speaking at the event, Muraina said he and others that dumped PDP, decided to join the APC camp to further complement the effort of old members. He explained that he and all his supporters from his constituency have joined APC. He said, “We are here to complement the efforts of old members. The people of Oyo State want development. “Let allow God to determine things. Let us work for the glory of Oyo State.”
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