Akeredolu’s 3rd anniversary: Mimiko’s deputy, 13 PDP chieftains lead 10, 000 to APC
In a move seen as a major boost to the second term bid of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, former Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo yesterday, joined the camp of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
Oluboyo defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) alongside 13 other founding fathers and leaders of the party at a mega rally to mark the third anniversary of the governor.
Aside Oluboyo, other PDP leaders who led their supporters to join the APC were the pioneer chairman of the party in the State, Col Samuel Awodeyi (rtd); former chairman of the State’s Local Government Service Commission, Chief Olabisi Johnson; one-time commissioner, Taye Akinyele, six former council chairmen, as well as other leaders.
The state chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin disclosed that the former deputy Governor and the PDP leaders, by their records, were bringing on board about 10, 000 across the 18 local government areas of the State. This is even as he assured them of fairness and equity in the affairs of the party.
The defecting leaders who were all present at the mega rally organised by the APC in Ondo state said they were encouraged by the performance of the State governor in the last three years and had decided to join hands with him to move the state forward!