Osun 2022: Big Boost For APC As PDP Members Defect to Ruling Party Ahead of Governorship Election

by Opeyemi Alimi
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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have received a big boost ahead of the state forthcoming gubernatorial election after some key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly decamped to the ruling party.

According to The Punch, over 500 supporters of the opposition party from the Boripe local government area of Osun state joined the APC and they were received into the party by Governor Oyetola.

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A statement by Ismail Omipidan, the chief press secretary to the governor, said that the defectors were received into the ruling party at a campaign rally held in Iragbiji, the hometown of Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

In the statement, it was gathered that the decamping PDP members noted that they dumped the opposition party due to the convincing manner Oyetola has been managing the affairs of the state.

Showcasing their readiness to support the governor ahead of the Saturday, July 16 governorship election, the defectors said they would be voting for Oyetola. Governor Oyetola commends the new APC members Having received the former PDP members into the APC, Governor Oyetola appreciated and commended them for their efforts in supporting his administration.

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He noted that once he is re-elected as governor of the state, the times would be more rewarding and resourceful than his first tenure for the people. He called residents in the state to ensure that they register and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards to enable them to exercise their civic duty during the forthcoming governorship election.

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