PDP members defect to APC in Lagos

Dozens of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Party (APC) in Ikorodu on Friday. Receiving the defectors at the APC party secretariat, Abiodun Ogunleye, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, welcomed them and assured them of justice and fairness in his new party. “I welcome you to our great party, APC as new members, and I assure you all the rights that correspond to the rest of our members. “We will make sure that you benefit from all the opportunities related to the welfare of members without feelings,” said Mr. Ogunleye. He urged defectors to obtain their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) and vote for APC in all elective positions in the 2023 general election. The APC welcomed new members on Friday. Olayinka Adewale, who spoke on behalf of. the defectors said they were pleased with the way they were received by members of their new party. He said they defected to the ruling party due to what he called internal disputes within the PDP in Ikorodu. Adewale added that the emergence of a southerner as the APC presidential candidate also informed his defection, saying a victory for the ruling party in 2023 would not only benefit the area but the country. “I am a delegate in the last PPD primaries and I expected that the ballot would be zoned to the South. ALSO READ: 2023: Sokoto Speaker, three APC gubernatorial hopefuls defect to PDP “Today we have taken a very important step in moving to APC so that we can support the candidate of our choice,” he said. Also speaking, Wasiu Adesina, chairman of the Ikorodu local government, praised the defectors, saying they had made the right decision by joining APC. The APC welcomed new members on Friday. Mr. Adesina promised to accompany them in all the affairs of the match and to make sure that they benefit from all the opportunities that are provided to APC members in their various districts. He urged them to go to their respective neighborhoods and attend party meetings regularly to get updates and other things related to the party. “I am delighted to witness this event today and welcome many PDP members to our party. “Today I am overwhelmed and I promise to make sure you benefit from every opportunity that comes along at the party,” he said. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that APC party leaders, local government constituted authorities and APC members in central Ikorodu were present at the scene. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; PDP members defect to APC in Lagos