Ekiti Governorship: More PDP Members Join Fayemi’s Campaign Team
A member of the House of Representatives, Olamide Oni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defected to the All Progressives Congress.
Oni, who represents Ijero/Ekiti West/Efon Federal Constituency defected to the APC alongside his personal assistant, Banjo Filani.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Wole Olujobi said many other members of the PDP also defected to APC and joined Fayemi’s campaign train last Saturday.
Among them are, Afolabi Olasope, a lawyer and former First Bank Secretary in Nigeria and Overseas, who also won Ekiti Central Constituency seat in the House of Representatives under UNCP, Aanu Oni, a former PDP appointee.
Others included immediate past State Women Leader of PDP, Busola Oni; Dele Jeje, who is father of Efon Local Government Chairman, Bobby Jeje; and Local Government Woman Leader, Olomi Adeniyi.
The defectors cited selfishness of PDP leaders and anti-people policies of Fayose’s administration.
Oni said: “PDP leaders are always fighting for personal benefits while the masses suffer and an example is the administration of Fayose in Ekiti. State.
“I was always insisting that they should make the general well-being of the people their watchword, but they consistently argued that they are in politics for personal benefit. After discovering that this is the tradition in PDP, I had to leave for a party that wants to work for the benefit of all as we have seen in all development projects by APC administration of Fayemi.”
Recall that a former Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye and some notable leaders of the party had already defected to the APC.