Many members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Tuesday dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defectors declared support for the candidature of the PDP’s governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran (JANDOR), his running mate, Funke Akindele and the presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Head, Media and Communications, JANDOR4Governor Campaign Organizations, Mr Gbenga Ogunleye.
Ogunleye said: “The defection was consequent upon what they described as the unending deceit and deception within the party which they said, has not only caused harm to their personal development as politicians but also dangerous for the entrenchment of internal democracy within a political party and the state at large.
“The JANDOR/Funke Gubernatorial Campaign Organization has described this development as a further indication of the wide support that the PDP, her presidential, guber, and other candidates enjoy from the good people of Lagos State”.
Deputy Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Tai Benedict, who welcomed the defectors, commending them for their courage to quit the ruling party to join efforts with the PDP in salvaging the state from 23 years of neglect and bad governance.
Benedict assured them of a sense of belonging as members of the party, saying that their rights and privileges would not be denied for being new members.