Fashola's aide, other ACN members defect to PDP in Lagos

Some 2, 000 members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Lagos, led by Abdulkareem Rafiu, a former security aide to Gov. Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

Mr. Rafiu told PDP big wigs and party faithful who were at the state party secretariat in Ikeja, where the defectors were formally accepted, that the ACN had not lived up to expectation.

“I believe the PDP is the party that would bring back the dream Lagos,”  Mr. Rafiu, popularly called “Otto” , said.

On hand to receive the defectors were PDP bigwigs, including its former National Deputy Chairman, South-West, Olabode George, former governor of Ekiti, Segun Oni, and former Minister of Transport, Ebenezer Babatope.

Addressing the defectors and party members at the event, Mr. George said a PDP-led administration would never disappoint the people of Lagos.

“I am delighted that many people in the ranks of the ACN are now seeing the light,” he said.

Mr. Oni, who also spoke at the event, informed the gathering that by 2015, PDP would form the next government in Lagos State. He called for unity among the party members.

Earlier in a welcome speech, the state chairman of the party, Tunji Shelle, urged the members to join hands to move the PDP forward.

“Let us move this party to a position in which the teeming masses of Lagos State, who have suffered so much, can find succour,” he said.


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:"Warning to Men, These 3 Foods is Slowly Killing Your Erection". Click Here to Know Them


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • Abdul

    Fashola is probably not sharing enough money with the boys.

  • Ogbeni Naija

    @Abdul when bulk of the money goes to Asiwauju’s family bank account.Contract,revenue collection,monthly allocations bulk of it is for him.Let the remaining mumu agbero & area boys
    (Asiwaju”s dogs)continue eating the crumps of bread from Asiwaju’s dust bin.Any way PDP is not better.They are all the same temp and tempest.What is the difference between Asiwaju & Ewonbode George

  • 37fjoe3

    This is wonderfully fantastic for the PDP members in Lagos. The quality or transparency of ACN mighy have displayed some defects.

  • Gbengaodjo

    EVEN THOUGH IAM NOT A POLITICIAN BUT THE CALIBER OF PPLE THAT RECEIVED THE DEFECTED ACN MEMBERS SPEAK VOLUMES…BODE GEORGE,EBENEZER BABATOPE?SO YOU CAN SEE THE CHARACTERS YOURSELF.PDP LAGOS WHY ARE USING THESE RUBISHED IMAGES TO REPRESENT YOU?DOES IT MEAN THERE NO MEN OF INTEGRITY IN LAGOS PDP?

  • Habu Rimi

    Oboi,forget about Lagos.ACN will continue to rule for next 50 years.because of the performance Fashola. Who is Bode Geoge?have you forgotten the rats at the port authority?what of those that betray the June 12 struggle.