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Lagos PDP crisis deepens as chieftain, Mutiu Okunola jumps ship to APC



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday lost one of its chieftains in the person of Mutiu Okunola who has defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

The move became official when Abiodun Salami, the state APC Assistant Publicity Secretary revealed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it had welcomed Mutiu Okunola to its fold.

According to the state APC Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mutiu Okunola joined the party after a very brief ceremony at the party secretariat in Lagos.

”He has joined the winning party,the APC; he joined at a very brief ceremony at the party secretariat a few days ago.

“Everything was done at the office of the chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, in the presence of a few party officials .

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“We welcome him to APC. He has made the right decision”, Salami said.

He said the party would continue to welcome new members into its fold as it was for all Lagosians and for the good of the people.

According to Mutiu Okunola, he left the PDP because of its internal crisis, and what he called poor organisation in the opposition party noting that he joined the APC because he believed it was better organised, and that it was the people’s party.

He said; “It is true. I have left the PDP to join the APC. I left because I could no longer stay in a party that is not organised and can not protect the interests of members”.

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