Friday, November 29, 2019 marked another political landmark in Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria as seven local government chairmen who were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
It was gathered that they were serving local government chairmen were elected on the party’s platform.
They dumped PDP’s umbrella for the APC broom at a rally held at the Fajuyi Pavilion where they were received into the APC by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The local government chairmen who defected to APC along with their supporters described Fayemi as a true leader who plays inclusive politics and never victimised them since coming to power last year.
List of 7 PDP LG chairmen who joined APC in Ekiti
- Yemi Ayeni (Ikere),
- Olubayode Okeya (Emure),
- Yemi Owoeye (Efon)
- Ayodeji Daniel ( Ekiti West),
- Abiodun Dada (Ijero),
- Tunde Aladegbami (Ido/Osi),
- Sikiru Ogundana (Ekiti East),
Fayemi’s Chief of Staff, Hon. Biodun Omoleye and other party chieftains present received the decampees to APC.
Other heavyweights present include the state APC Chairman, Paul Omotoso and APC Southwest Zonal Publicity Secretary, Oladapo Karonwi.
It was gathered that the Vice chairmen and councillors in the seven councils also defected to APC.
They expressed gratitude to Fayemi for restoring them back to the office after they were removed from office by the immediate past Assembly, a development they said had never happened in the history of the state.
The new members promised to work hard for their new party in future elections.