Ekiti State Seven LG Chairmen Dump PDP For APC
The ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State was depleted on Friday as seven serving local government chairmen elected on the party’s platform joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defectors with their supporters were on Friday received by Governor Kayode Fayemi into the ruling APC fold at a rally held at the popular Fajuyi Pavilion.
The state chairman of the party described the development as a major blow to the PDP and a boost for the APC.
He said, “Let that right-thinking member from the opposition party come over now and tell me these are inconsequential people. The soul of PDP is here with us today.”
Omotosho added that the APC can now heave a sigh of relief with possible obstacles to electoral victories now crossing to its side.
Governor Fayemi, on his part, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye, assured the defectors of a good deal.
“We assure you that during this period that you are coming over, you will never regret.
“We also give you the honour that in as much as you represent leading lights in your previous party, you will be elevated to similar levels in our party,” APC chairman assured.