The Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, Ladi Adebutu has lost number of his supporters to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 Governorship election in the state.
Penpushing reports that, thousands of the defectors were led by lfaneye Shittu, lsiaka Sonoiki and Mufutau Gbadamosi, known loyalists and strong political force within Adebutu faction of the Peoples Democratic Party)PDP), who were received by Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress(APC)
The defectors which also include members of late Senator Buruji Kashamu factions of the party in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state led by Adeleke Adesanya, the chairmanship candidate of the party in Buruji camp
Penpushing further reports that the former Peoples Democtratic Party (PDP) members switched over to the ruling party at a political meeting of Ward 3, 4 and 5 held at Oja-Ale, Iperu-Remo, citing the sterling performance of the Governor as the reason for their action.
The Governor while receiving the new entrants thanked them for joining the ruling party, stating that the inclusiveness and open door policy being adopted by the current administration has attracted many members of other political parties to pitch their tent with the All Progressives Congress(APC).
“I want to assure you that you will be given equal treatment as every member of the party is one family. This government is your government and we are ready to accommodate whoever is ready to join hands with us towards development of the state irrespective of religious, political or tribal affiliation’,Abiodun said.
“Our party is focused and committed to the transformation of the state. Since the inception of the current administration, a lot of developmental projects, including road reconstruction, rehabilitation of primary health centres, youth empowerment among others had been carried out in all the three Senatorial Districts of the State’, he added.
‘We are currently constructing the Gateway Cargo Airport which was delayed by the previous administrations for more than a decade and by God’s grace, it will be ready for commissioning by December this year”, he stated.
Penpushing also reports that, Abiodun while applauding members of the party from various wards in the local government urged them to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in order to exercise their civic rights during the general election next year.
“Elections are coming up next year and for you to take part, I want you to go and get your Permanent Voters Cards. This is the card that will allow you to exercise your civic responsibilities and the power to choose those you want to govern you”, he advised.
Penpushing reports that, speaking on behalf of the new entrants, Ifaneye Shittu commended the Governor for the massive infrastructural development across the state, explaining that the reason behind their action was to work and support the governor in his aspiration for a second term in office.
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