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Ondo SDP Chieftain, Dolapo joins APC

By Our Correspondent, 11th March, 2024

A former Chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Dr. Duro Dolapo, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.

Dolapo, who is an erstwhile House of Assembly Candidate, was ushered into the APC yesterday in Supare-Akoko, in the Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.

Receiving him into the APC, the party’s Ward 11 Chairman, Mr. Adedeji Lamidi, said the ingress of Dolapo into the party was a harbinger of better times to come, expressing optimism that the party will come out victorious in the forthcoming governorship election.

Adedeji also described Dolapo as a grassroots politician with wealth of experience, maintaining that the defection will give the party an edge over others political parties in the milieu.

Also speaking, the State Auditor of the party, Mr. Aye Cyril, noted that the party was overwhelmingly dominating the political atmosphere of the state. Cyril rationalized that recent defections by opposition bigwigs was a sign of victory ahead of the governorship poll.

While appreciating the APC Chieftains for accepting him into the party, Dolapo pledged to work with other leaders to ensure victory for the party.

Dolapo stressed that he only went to the APC to reclaim his mandate, explaining that he has been a true progressive since the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

He said, “Ladies and gentlemen, It is with great humility and a sense of purpose that I stand before you today. As many of you are aware, I recently made the decision to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after a brief stint with the Social Democratic Party (SDP). I want to take a moment to explain this decision and reaffirm my unwavering commitment to the APC.

“I joined the APC a decade ago, driven by a deep belief in its principles and a vision for a better Nigeria. Throughout my time with the party, I have dedicated my resources and efforts to advancing its goals and serving the people of our great nation. While my brief departure to the SDP was motivated by a desire to reclaim what I believed to be my mandate, my heart has always remained with the APC.

“Now, I stand before you ready to continue the good work we have started together. I am committed to building on the progress we have made and working tirelessly to address the challenges facing our country. Together, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our shared vision of a prosperous and inclusive Nigeria.

“In closing, I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to the APC. Together, let us rededicate ourselves to the principles of our party and work together to build a brighter future for all Nigerians. Am glad to be back to APC. Thank you.

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