700 PDP Members, Others Defect To APC Ahead Governorship Election

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By Akoh Godday

At least 700 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), have on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos.

Naija News reports that the defectors including a popular Fuji star, Abass Obesere, joined the All Progressives Congress(APC) during an elaborate ceremony at the party secretariat in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital.

This is coming in about 3 days to the governorship elections across states.

The entrants into the ruling party include Mrs Mary Dominance, ADP House of Representatives candidate (Apapa) Linda Famoruti, Coordinator, Non-Indigenes group in Lagos PDP.

Others are; a popular Fuji star, Alhaji Abass Obesere, who defected with members of his Consolidation group in PDP, and Mr Adeniyi Abiola, Coordinator, Articulated Agenda, a support group of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The Lagos West Senatorial candidate of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) in the last elections, Kayode Olabode, also led some supporters of his old party into APC

While receiving the new members, Chairman of APC in the state, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, said he and other party members were excited to receive the defectors.

Balogun who was represented by Wale Ahmed, party Secretary, said the defectors had taken the right step by joining the APC in the state.C