Ogun Assembly minority leader, six others defect to APC

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Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta

Seven members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, including the Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji, have resigned their membership of the Allied Peoples Movement and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, disclosed this through separate letters he read during the plenary on Thursday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

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The defectors apart from Oyedeji are: Musefiu Lamidi (Ado Odo Ota 11), Yusuf Amosun (Ewekoro), Sikiratu Ajibola (Ipokia), Bolanle Ajayi (Yewa South), Adeniran Ademola (Sagamu 11) and Modupe Mujota-Onikepo (Abeokuta North).

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The lawmakers in their letters said they decided to join the APC after due consultations with their leaders and supporters.

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The speaker in his reaction, congratulated them for joining the ruling party, saying it was important to come together for the betterment of the state.

Oluomo appealed to other minority members in the House to also take the bold step and join the ruling party.

Following today’s defection, APC now has 22 members out of the 26 members of the House, ADC has three while PDP has one.

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