All the 26 members of the Ogun State House of Assembly now all belong to the ruling All Progressives Congress as the only Peoples Democratic Party member, Sylvester Abiodun defected to the APC on Thursday.
He was reported to have made the declaration at the Oba Motor Park, Ijebu Igbo where scores of the APC leaders and supporters received him into the party in the state.
Among those who received were the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, Special Adviser to the governor on politics, Tunji Egbetokun, the lawmaker representing Yewa North (I) Adegoke Adeyanju, and Adeniran Ademola.
The defecting lawmaker explained that his constituent “were duly consulted about his defection.”
He promised that he would “work for the progress of the party ahead 2023 general elections.”
While a minute silence was observed for his political leader, late Buruji Kashamu, Abiodun said “Kashamu would be glad wherever he is” that he joined the ruling APC, as he was the first governorship candidate to visit Prince Dapo Abiodun to congratulate him for his success at the election.
He called on party faithful to join hands with the ruling party to build Nigeria.
Recall that in January this year, seven members of the Allied People’s Movement in the house defected to APC.
The defectors are the Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji (Ifo 11); Musefiu Lamidi (Ado-Odo/Ota 11); Yusuf Amosun (Ewekoro); Sikiratu Ajibola (Ipokia); Bolanle Ajayi (Yewa South); Adeniran Ademola (Sagamu 11) and Modupe Mujota-Onikepo (Abeokuta North).
The lawmakers said in their letters to the house that they decided to join the APC after due consultations with their leaders and supporters.