With about 11 days to Osun gubernatorial election, the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed some political bigwigs of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) into its fold ahead of September 22 election in the state.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that some ADP members defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ola-oluwa local government area of the state, one of the strongholds of the governorship candidate of ADP, Moshood Adeoti.
The report has it that the senatorial leader of ADP in Osun west, Ademola Ogunbodede, on Monday, September 10, led members and thousands of his supporters to the APC.
Ogunbodede said he left the ADP for APC as a result of lack of ideology and selfishness of some party leaders in the state.
Speaking during a political rally in Bode-Osi, the headquarter of the local government, Ogunbodede claimed that the crop of politicians who caused disaffection in the All Progressive Congress (APC) platform in the state were those in ADP and that informed his decision to leave the party.
He, therefore, assured APC leaders of victory at the polls as he promised to work for the success of the party.
The state commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu and other leaders of the APC received Ogunbodede and his supporters back to the party.
On his side, a member representing Ola-Oluwa local government in the state House of Assembly, Ajibola Akinloye, said the party would defeat ADC’s governorship candidate, Fatai Akinbade and the candidate of ADP, Moshood Adeoti, in the forthcoming election in their strongholds.
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that INEC revealed the total number of eligible voters expected to elect a new governor in Osun September 22 election.