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Mass Defection Hits Ondo PDP as Muyiwa Adu, Thousands of Supporters Officially Join APC

By Dupson Collins, 22nd May, 2023

The camp of the People Democratic Party in Ondo State suffered a major set back on Monday, 22nd of May, 2023 with the official defection of the Chieftain of the opposition party, Dr (Barr) Olumuyiwa Adu and thousands of supporters to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

The carnival like defection for the party as different groups, associations and party members across the state gathered to witness the historic moment the former House of representatives candidate.

Speaking at the event held at the MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure, Barr. Adu said he was home to join forces and help strengthen the ruling party in the state.

According to him, his sojourn in the PDP can best be described as the Israelites journey in the wilderness noting that it is now a new dawn for him.

Barr. Adu who also used the occasion to specially appreciate the party leaders most especially the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the party chairman, Hon. Ade Adetimehin for making the party enviable, further promised to join hands with other APC leaders and members to take the party to an enviable heights.

“For the next two years, I will ensure that I remain the welfare officer in APC and I will work to make members happy”, he added.

In attendance at the grand event include the Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State, Sir Charles Titiloye; Chief Olusola Oke, SAN; the Chairman, Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Rt. Hon. Victor Olabimtan; Senator-elect Adeniyi Adegbonmire; Hon Adegboyega Adefarati; the Chairman, Akure South Local Government, Barr. Gbenga Olaniyi, other party stalwarts, chieftains, members of the state executive council and supporters of the defectors from various local government areas.

Receiving the defectors on behalf of the party, Engr Adetimehin expressed joy stressing that those joining the party is a reflection of how accommodating the ruling party was and a testimony of the unity and harmony within the party structure.

Engr. Adetimehin further noted that the main opposition party, PDP has been grounded in Ondo State with the latest defection.

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