By Richard Thomas
A member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Muideen Olagunju has opened up on why he left Accord Party for African Democratic Congress (ADC), saying the ADC has a wider coverage than the Accord.
Hon Olagunju made the disclosure in an interview with Western Post News in his office, Parliament Building, secretariat, Ibadan.
The legislator said he left Accord because he needed a bigger platform to run his political career in the 2019 election and beyond. “ADC has a bigger and wider coverage while the Accord has a limited coverage in Oyo and Oke Ogun. Many people consider Accord as Ibadan Party. In 2011, the party won four House of Representatives seat and seven House of Assembly seats, all of them from Ibadan Zone. In 2015, the party won eight House of Assembly with seven from Ibadan and one from Oyo and none from other zone.”
According to him, the current African Democratic Congress set up has two senators, one from Ibadan and one from Oyo while House of Representatives members cut across all the zones in the state adding that, of the seven House of Assembly in Oke Ogun, four are in ADC and of the three House members in Oyo zone two are in ADC while the party has Assembly members from Ibadan zone. “All defected into ADC in tje last six months. It is a party that has wider spread than Accord. ADC is a party that can compete well with PDP and APC.”
Hon Olagunju said his administration in the 8th Assembly gave quality representation to his people and made sure the presence of government is felt in his constituency. He advised politicians to toe the path of peace in order to place the election in a good record