A member of House of Representatives from Oyo State, Ajao Adejumo, has defected from the African Democratic Party (ADP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, announced Adejumo’s defection on the floor of the green chamber during Tuesday’s plenary session.
Adejumo, who represents Ogbomoso North/Ogbomoso South/Oriire Federal Constituency of Oyo state, said he joined the APC to move the country forward.
“Your (the Speaker’s) charismatic and all-inclusive, transparent and objective leadership of this house won my admiration for you and the progressives party in moving the nation forward,” Adejumo’s letter read.
There have been frequent defections in the lower legislative chamber in recent weeks. The ruling party has now gained at least 20 lawmakers within the past 11 month, with majority of defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).