Ahead of next weekend’s governorship election in Ondo State, some members of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on Monday.
The defectors were led by a former ZLP Chairman in Ondo East local government area of the state, Mr. Busayo Olamigoke, who recently resigned from the party.
He joined the APC alongside some ward chairmen, youths, and women leaders from ZLP.
In his address at the ceremony held at the APC Secretariat in Akure, the party chairman in the state, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, said the ZLP’s fortune in the state had nosedived with the collapse of its structure in Ondo East LGA.
Adetimehin described Olamigoke as “a notable politician and viable asset to any political party in the country.”
He said: “We don’t discriminate in APC. Your efforts and commitment to the party, particularly now that we are going into an election, will stand you out for recognition.”
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...
INVESTIGATION…PARKVIEW ESTATE: Exclusive images of how billionaire property developer incurred Lagos govt‘s anger
Many have seen the demolished building, but not many know the circumstances that led to the teardown of the about...
INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps
In November 2020, three organizations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of N300 million worth of projects that were expected...
INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis compounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities
Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country....