No fewer than 200 members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun East Senatorial district have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State.
The PDP defectors were received in Ijebu – Ode during a meeting of the Ogun East chapter of the APC presided over by the Senatorial chairman, Alhaji Folorunso Elias, Wednesday.
Folorunso assured the defectors that they would be accommodated and their interests protected through a level playing field.
He said the APC remains the hope of the masses, adding that Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s achievements had further endeared many people to the party in the state.
The meeting also coincided with ex – House of Representatives member, Abiodun Akinlade, to APC leaders in Ogun East to officially declare his intention to run for the governorship seat in 2019 on the platform of the party.
Aknlade who hailed from Ogun West (Yewa – Awori) area of the state, urged the Ijebu people to support the quest of the Yewa-Awori to produce the next governor of the state in 2019.
He pledged to revisit the abandoned agro-cargo airport and other viable economic projects located in the Ijebu axis of the state if elected as governor.
“I have come to seek for your support and prayers. The agro-cargo airport, we must do it because it will generate money, create employment and it will also open up Ogun East area.
“I have knocked on your door, please open up and help me to secure the party ticket and become the candidate for 2019 election. I have the experience and the wherewithal to represent your interest very well,” Akinlade said.