JUST IN: Oyo House of Reps member leaves PDP for APC
Muraina Ajibola, the Oyo State lawmaker representing the people of Ibarapa Central and North Federal Constituency has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that with this step, Ajibola is widely fancied to secure a fourth term Reps ticket.
This is coming after Ajibola’s bid to get the ticket of the PDP hit the rocks with the purported selection of Anthony Adepoju, the Chairman of Water Corporation of Oyo State, who he defeated in the 2019 election.
Meanwhile, Joseph Tegbe, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC in Oyo State, has explained why he defected to the PDP.
In a statement he personally signed and made available to this newspaper, Tegbe said he left the APC that brought him to the limelight due to an internal crisis rocking the state chapter of the party.
This newspaper had earlier reported that Tegbe, a top contender for the governorship ticket of APC in 2018, sent shock waves to the APC fold with his defection to PDP.
According to him, his defection was further fuelled by the national leadership of the party, which was allegedly supporting the minority in hijacking the party structure, contrary to the desire of the majority.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.