It was a carnival-like atmosphere at the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, on Saturday, as top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), alongside their counterparts in the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Accord Party defected to the main opposition party.
The mega defection rally, which took place at the party’s secretariat in Oke Ado, Ibadan, had APC leaders and members of the state working committee in attendance.
Those that joined the APC include Engr. Remi Oseni, ADC governorship aspirant in 2019; Hon. Ajibola Muraina; House of Representaives member and former chairman, Ibarapa Central Local Government; Asiwaju Yemi Aderibigbe, former chairman, Akinyele Local Government and ex-Special Adviser to Governors Seyi Makinde and Abiola Ajimobi; Hon. Ademola Omotoso, former chairman, Ibadan North Local Government; Hon Akeem Okedina, former chairman, Ido Local Government; Chief Michael Adegbite, former PDP state chairmanand former chairman, Kajola Local Government; Hon. Wasiu Emiola, former PDP state secretary Oyo and former member of SUBEB; Hon. Soji Olaojo, former educational secretary and former state chairman of NNPP; Sir Adigun Olawuwo, former PDP senatorial chairman; Hon. Hussein Akinlabi, ADC House of Representatives candidate for Ibarapa Central/North in 2019 electon; Alhaji Surakat Busari, former PDP leader in Akinyele Local Government; and Hon Femi Ajayi Oye, former PDP leader in Lagelu Local Government.
Others are Chief Olawuwo Adigun, former PDP senatorial vice chairman; Hon. Sabitu Moliki, former state PDP ex-officio; Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye, former PDP and ADC State Youth Leader; Hon. Gbenga Coker, former State Organising Secretary of Accord Party; Hon. Lukman Adeoy, former PDP Secretary in Ibarapa East Local Government; Hon. Bola Akinyemi, former state administrative secretary of Accord Party; Hon Suleiman Awujoola, former South West Chairman, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization; and Mrs Hannah Olufunke Babarinde, former PDP Women Leader in Ibarapa North/ Ibarapa Central Federal Constituency.
Also, Alhaji Abiola Azeez, PDP Chairman in Ibarapa Central; Mrs Toyin Afolabi, PDP Women Leader in Ibarapa Central; Hon. Lukmon Uthmon, former PDP state assistant secretary; Alhaji Rasaq Olatunde Garai; Chief Segun Adeleye; Chief Isiaka Oladoja; Hon. Olakunle Sunmonu; Mrs Nike Adegoke; Mr. Bayo Okedokun; Alhaji Najeem Afolabi; Mr. Akanni Oyadiran; Mr. Alani Oguntade; Mrs Funmilayo Olabiyi; among others defected to APC.