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Ondo Assembly: Two PDP Lawmakers Defect to APC


Two members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

They are the Majority Leader, Olugbenga Araoyinbo, representing Akoko North-West Constituency 2 and ex-Acting Speaker, Malachi Coker, representing Ilaje Constituency 2.

The lawmakers said their defection became imperative after consultations with their constituents.

They said it would give their constituents more democracy dividends, promising to work with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to develop the state.

PDP and APC now have 13 legislators each.

The defectors hailed Akeredolu for his achievements.

The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, described the lawmakers as tested politicians, whose defection would add value to APC.

Receiving the members on behalf of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the state Deputy Chairman, Ade Adetimehin, who is happy about the development, hoped APC would control the House before the year ends.

He said the party would not discriminate against anyone, as every member would be rewarded based on his performance.

Adetimehin passed a vote of confidence in Akeredolu for his laudable performance less than two months in office.
The governor, who thanked God Almighty for His mercy and protection over the people, said a lot is happening in the party.

According to him, APC which started with only five lawmakers, now has 13 legislators.

He described the development as a good omen and praised the legislators for defecting to APC.


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