The mother of defections will be taking place in Oyo State on Saturday.

Former heavyweights of opposition parties in the state will be formally joining the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

The heavyweights include former governor of the state,Adebayo Alao-Akala; former Senate leader, Senator Teslim Folarin and former Secretary to the State Government, Ayodele Adigun, to its fold on Saturday.

Others expected to join the party were Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, Honourable Segun Odebunmi, Rauf Olaniyan, Honourable Ayoola Makanjuola, Rasaq Gbadegesin, alongside their supporters, at a ceremony tagged “mother of all defections in the politics of Oyo State".

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This was made known through a statement issued in Ibadan on Wednesday by the state publicity secretary of the party, Olawale Sadare and made available to newsmen.

Sadare said some of the “political bigwigs” who had joined its fold since last year and a whole lot of others just coming in would be unveiled during a rally at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, on Saturday.

He added that with the calibre of those expected to join the party, it could be concluded that the battle over who takes over from Governor Abiola Ajimobi, would be fought and won only within APC.


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