Some of the decampees were aides to former Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel.
Some loyalists of former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, on Tuesday joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. The decampees were also former members and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
The public ceremony of the party switch took place at the VIP Hall, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ibara, Abeokuta.
The ceremony was chaired by state Governor and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Ibikunle Amosun.
Some of the prominent decampees included former state PDP Auditor, Adisa Ajayi; former commissioner under Mr. Daniel, Fatai Sowemimo; former House of Assembly Member, Tokunbo Oshin; former PDP Legal Adviser; Segun Otayemi; former House of Representatives Member, Kazeem Salako; Dare Gbolahan; Samson Oderinde; and Sola Enitan.
Also decamping were two political appointees of the former Speaker House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole. The duo, Afolabi Afuape (Special Adviser on Political Matters) and Kayode Odunaro (Special Adviser on Communications) were sighted at the ceremony as new members of the newly registered party.
Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, Mr. Amosun said he welcomed the development, saying he was happy about it. He disclosed that the decampees had long shown eagerness to join APC, but he told them to wait for the appropriate time.
“They have been calling me, asking to join but I told them to wait for the appropriate time. Truly, they want to join and I’m happy over this. They have demonstrated that they are genuine,” he said.
However, the governor called on all the new entrants to the APC to see the development as a way to resolve whatever political differences they might have had.
“We must look for a way to reconcile. Everybody should be seen as prepared to work,” Mr. Amosun charged them.
Cross section of Daniel’s supporters who joined APC
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