At least 24 former Local Government Chairmen in Oyo State who dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last year due to political differences, have returned to the party.
The ex-council bosses served during the first tenure of Governor Abiola Ajimobi between 2011 and 2015. Most of them left when they could not get tickets to contest the local government elections.
At the reconciliatory meeting in Ibadan on Tuesday, which had in attendance the governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu and other APC stalwarts, the returnees said they were back in the APC to ensure Adelabu’s victory at the polls on Saturday.
Present at the meeting were: Hon. Yekeen Popoola (Irepo), Obisesan Kamoru (Egbeda), Abiodun Olayiwola (Lagelu), Soji Ojoawo (Oyo (West) Olorode Oluade (Afijio), Mukthar Adekunle (Oyo East) and Aworinde Lasisi (Surulere).
Others are: Hon. Olabiyi Niyi (Saki East), Hon. Trimisiyu Olayiwola (Kajola), Hon. Olarinre Adisa (Itesiwaju), Lord Stowel Balogun (Oorelope) and Ismail Oyetunde (Ona Ara).
They also include: Jacob Ogunmola (Atisbo), Fashola David (Ogbomoso South), Ope Salami (Akinyele), Omolewu Segun (Ibarapa North), Adelore Atànda (Ibarapa Central) and John Olaoye Ojedokun (Iwajowa).