A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Prof. Soji Adejumo, has decamped the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adejumo, who was a governorship aspirant under his former party in the last year election, was received by APC leaders in the Ibadan North West Local Government and crowd of party supporters on Wednesday. The ceremony was held at the historic Adebisi Idi-Ikan house, Ibadan.
Adejumo, who was a PDP governorship aspirant in the 2015 election explained that he joined the APC because it was important to follow the current political wave in the country and join hands with others to move Oyo state forward.
The former Chairman of the state’s Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), dismissed insinuations that he was politically stranded, saying that he has not been known as a political harlot who hops from party to party.
speaking at the ceremony, the politician advised APC members not to be carried away by their sweeping victories in ast year’s elections.
His words: “I want you to learn from the PDP which allowed such past success to bring about complacency.
“The only antidote to this is hard work. As party members, you know what it means to be politically hardworking and I’m pledging now before you that I will work very hard in my ward and the local government for the party just as I implore you all to do because it is only in it that future lies for all of us.”
Describing Adejumo’s exit from the PDP, leader of APC in Ibadan North West Local Government, Dr Busari Adebisi, said the APC’s chances in future elections have gotten a big boost.
According to Adebisi, the politics of the local government would not remain the same again with Adejumo’s membership. He charged party members to work assiduously for the entrenchment of the ideals of APC across the state.