The lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kojola Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Hon Shina Abiola Peller, has joined the Accord Party.
Peller announced his defection on the floor of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday.
In a post on his social media platforms, Peller, who recently resigned his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership, said Accord Party is a force to reckon with.
“Earlier today on the floor of the House of Representatives, I announced my defection from the All Progressives Congress to Accord Party.
“After my exit from the APC, we engaged other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord for very peculiar reasons.
“Accord Party happens to be the first party in Oyo State to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun considering that Ogbomoso Zone had done two terms.
“The party has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke Ogun. It has given us hope and a sense of belonging.
“In Oyo State, the Accord Party is a force to reckon with, it’s internal democracy mechanism is intact, a component lacking in other parties.
“Accord Party is also strategic as it concerns balloting. On the ballot paper, Accord comes first before the two major parties. With Accord as our party, voting sensitization becomes easier for us to do.
“Today, I would like to inform the general public that I am now with Accord Party. The logo of the Accord constantly reminds me and other well meaning Nigerians of their civic responsibility – to vote for credible leaders.
“In Oke Ogun, Oyo North Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, Accord Party is our strength, it’s logo is our thumb – it’s our power and we shall make it count,” he said.