About 1,500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defectors were reportedly received by Mr. Olusola Sokunle, representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly, and the APC Chairman in the local government area, Alhaji Olamide Kasali.
Sokunle, while receiving the new defectors said, “The APC is a party to belong to; (it’s a party) where our political aspirations can be met. So, endeavour to frequently attend political meetings in your wards.
“Let us thank Governor Ambode for giving Oshodi a facelift. More projects are still on the way. The door is still open for other interested PDP members to join us.”
Sokunle was elected into the House of Assembly on the platform of the PDP but had in February, along with six other lawmakers, defected to the APC.
Also welcoming the defectors, Kasali assured them that the APC would ensure their interests were protected.
The party chairman said that the party would soon begin its membership registration in the wards. He urged all new and old members to go to their various wards for registration upon the commencement of the exercise.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Mosaku said, “We dumped the PDP for the APC because of the performance of Sokunle.
“We are also motivated by the performance of the APC-led government in Lagos; we will not do a U-turn and return to the PDP.”