Ondo ex-commissioner, other APC chieftains defect to PDP
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The immediate past Commissioner for Water Resources, in Ondo State, Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju, on Monday dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Adeyanju, who resigned from the cabinet of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu few weeks ago, defected to the opposition party, with the former chairman of the local government, Mr Taye Oguniyi, and many other APC chieftains and their supporters across the state.
The defection took place at the PDP Secretariat in Ore, in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Speaking at the ceremony, Adeyanju declared that as a leader of the women groups for Akeredolu’s campaign in 2016 and 2020, she could no longer pretend that all is well with the APC-led government, hence her action.
She said, “The APC has brought so much suffering to the people that anybody with sympathy for people must exit the party.”
She was received into the PDP by the state chairman of the party, Mr. Fatai Adams; the state governorship candidate of PDP, Mr Ladi Adeputu; and some other party leaders in the South-West.
Earlier, the PDP in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Kennedy Peretei, accused the state governor of ordering the police to prevent the defection ceremony to hold at the popular Government Field in Ore.