A member of the Federal House Representatives and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Mayowa Akinfolarin, has dumped the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.
The lawmaker, representing Ileoluji-Okeigbo/Odigbo Federal constituency, defected to the APC with hundreds of his supporters.
At the event held in Ore, in the Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, hundreds of Akinfolarin’s followers from the six local government areas in his senatorial district followed him to the APC.
The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, the Acting Chairman of the APC in Ondo State, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, and other leaders of the party were at the event.
Speaking, Akinfolarin said the PDP was no longer what it used to be, adding that the party has accommodated too many bad eggs who have succeeded in causing crisis in the party.
He said, “I don’t want to be like the stubborn fly that follows a dead body into the grave.”
Welcoming the defectors, Adetimehin said the APC had a very big room to accommodate more people, saying any member of the opposition would be accepted into the party.