Nationwide Defection: Nine APC executives, 580 others resign in Osun, dump party
Deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Azeez Issa Adesiji, and eight other executive members of the Osun state chapter of the party have resigned from their positions, and immediately defected to the Action Democratic Party, ADP.
They were joined in this move by 580 ward executives of APC in the state due for a governorship election on September 22.
According to their joint resignation letter, the officials said following the opinion of the public and associates in the three senatorial districts in the state, they have decided to move to ADP.
They said recent political developments within the APC in Osun State was against their morals.
Aside Adesiji, the other officials are: Tajudeen Agbeti, ex officio; Ademola Bamidele, state auditor; Rasheed Bakare, Assistant General Secretary; and Morakinyo Akintola; state PRO.
Others include: Wale Adunola, ex-officio; Bakare Idayat, assistant welfare secretary; Ogundare Afolabi; assistant PRO and Sikiru Kareem; assistant treasurer.
While defecting to the ADP, the former deputy chairman vowed to mobilize others executive members to join ADP, stressing that another 5620 members were coming to join him.
He said, “God hates injustices and we human being also detest it. That is why all local government excos are moving with me.
”We helped the governor to unseat Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the former governor, we know what we did then to take over power from him.
”I am a mobiliser in APC, I will make sure I mobilise people to join ADP in Osun. Adeoti will win this governorship election come September 22.”
The Chairman of ADP in the state, Mr Toye Ola Akinola, while welcoming the new members, said he was happy to receive them into the party, adding that more people have pledged to join them soonest.
He said the party would sensitise new members on their norms, boosting that ADP will win the contest seamlessly.
He said, ” I am happy to receive people of integrity into our party. People are still coming from different political parties to join us.
”We will sensitise the new members of our ideologies. With the support of people with us, no power of incumbency can override our votes. We are going to win.”