- A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Agege area of Lagos state has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- The chieftain, Raheem Oyeniyi, said Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode's performance is his reason for defecting
- Oyeniyi said APC offers him the platform to actualize his political dreams
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in Agege area of Lagos, Raheem Oyeniyi, on Tuesday, October 3, defected to All Progressives Congress (APC), citing Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s sterling performance as reason.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Oyeniyi gave notice of his defection in a letter to the APC ward chairman in Orile-Agege area on Tuesday.
Oyeniyi was PDP House of Representatives candidate for Agege constituency in the 2015 general elections.
In the letter titled “Letter of Intention to Return to All Progressives Congress’’, Oyeniyi said that he considered APC as a platform to actualise his dreams for the people.
“I write to inform you of my intention to return to APC henceforth.
“My intention to return is borne out of the belief that the APC today is by far more democratic inclined.
“APC offers the forum of which I can actualise my desire and the aspirations of my people for a better Nigeria,’’ he said.
Oyeniyi said he was a founding member of APC in 2013 but left the party due to internal wrangling and defected to PDP.
“I have always been a progressive since the days of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Action Congress (AC) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
“I have contributed in no small measure to the progress of these parties and invariably of my constituency, financially, morally and otherwise.
“I hope that you will use your good office in facilitating the necessary documentation to the effect,’’ Oyeniyi said.
NAN reports that the defector copied the Chairmen of APC in Orile-Agege, Agege, Lagos, National Headquarters, and all stakeholders including Sen. Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the Party.
Several PDP stalwarts, including seven out of eight Lagos State lawmakers elected under the platform of PDP in 2015, have defected to APC.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the former legal adviser for the Anambra state chapter of the PDP, Eugene Agbasionwe, defected to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
The chieftain described the PDP an an evil party and gave praise to God from delivering him from the opposition party.
Agbasionwe said joining APGA is in line with his determination to join progressive minds in order to help develop Anambra state.
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