Scores of LP members defect to APC in Ondo
Ondo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) continues to consolidate ahead of the 2015 general elections as over 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling Labour Party (LP) in the state at Igbatoro, Akure North Local government have decamped to the APC.
The decampees joined the APC during the declaration of an aspirant of the state House of Assembly and a chieftain of the APC in the local government, Hon. Akinola Olaleye.
They were received by the state Vice Chairman, Eng. Ade Adetimehin represented by Mr. Olorunnimbe Ameto and other leaders of the party at the occasion.
The decampees spokesmen who led them to the APC, Mr. Femi Oluale of the LP and Sesan Oni of the PDP said they decided to join the APC because of the need to salvage the state from the deceitful hands of governor Mimiko’s led administration.
Oluale particularly lamented that there has not been a single developmental project at Obatedo, Familugba and igbatoro generally since the inception of the LP administration in the state.
He said they therefore decided to dump the ruling party to help the son of the soil who is contesting for the State House of Assembly achieve his dream so that meaningful development can take place in Igbatoro.
“Many politicians have been coming here. They deceived us and when they are elected they never come back to igbatoro again, we wonder what we have done wrong considering the fact that this town has the largest vote in Akure North.”
“But now we have seen our own son who is contesting for House of assembly, we all have to support him, I can assure you that every genuine sons and daughter of Igbatoro will join APC because we need someone who can drive development into our community” Oluale said.
Addressing the defectors, Olaleye said the APC promises a level playing ground for all members, stressing that there is no stranger in the party