Former Deputy Governor of Ogun State and Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Alhaja Salimot Badru will on Tuesday lead thousands of the party leaders and members to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in the State.
Penpushing reports that, the official defection of the party members, which also include leadership of the African Democratic Congress(ADC) led by its Governorship Candidate, Prince Gboyega Isiaka is scheduled to take place at Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta, the State Capital.
The formal declaration of the political big wigs and thousands of their followers from the 20 Local Government Councils of in the State into the ruling party is said to be in line with Governor Dapo Abiodun’s policy of inclusiveness from two other major parties in the State.
Penpushing further reports that, other top politicians moving into the All Progressives Congress(APC) include; former Chairman and former Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Ogun State, Chief Joju Fadairo and Chief Pegba Otemolu respectively,
The list also include Chief (Mrs.) Iyabode Apampa, two-term member of House of Reps, Apostle Dave Salako former Commissioner for Forestry, Alhaji Ali Ajibode, former Commissioner for Works, Hon. Olayiwola Waliu Taiwo, former Commissioner for Rural Development, Otunba Fatai Sowemimo, Olootu Dipo Sofowora, and many others leaders.
Penpushing further reports that, the Publicity Secretary Caretaker Committee of All Progressives Congress, Tunde Oladunjoye also confirmed the development ,stressing that,it would be recalled that Governor Dapo Abiodun since his inauguration has insisted on and continued to run an inclusive government involving politicians of various political parties and technocrats.
The All Progressives Congress( APC) Chairman, Chief Yemi Sanusi described the decision of the well-known politicians from two other major parties in Ogun State as a “welcome development and also a clear indication that Governor Abiodun is doing well in governance and politics of our dear State”.
‘The future of the State is in capable hands under the leadership of Governor Abiodun and that members of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) ready to work with him to actualise his lofty plans for the State”,a notable chieftain of the opposition party was quoted.
Penpushing also reports that, another chieftain of the African Democratic Congress(ADC) was quoted saying,“we are very confident because the morning shows the night from what we have seen in five months. If we have not seen positive signs, we probably would not have graduated our relationship. I have come with the leadership of my political structure all across the State. This is to signify the fact that we are very confident and happy the way government is going about putting the State in a greater scale.”