Fuji artiste Abass Obesere, alongside 699 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP), on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

The defectors joined the APC at an elaborate ceremony at the party secretariat in Ikeja.

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Some of the new entrants into the ruling party include Mary Dominance, ADP House of Representatives candidate (Apapa) in the February 23 elections and Linda Famoruti, Coordinator, Non-Indigenes group in Lagos PDP.

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Others are Adeniyi Abiola, Coordinator, Articulated Agenda, a support group of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The Lagos West Senatorial candidate of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) in the last elections, Kayode Olabode, also led some supporters of his old party into APC.

Receiving the new members, Chairman of APC in the state, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, said he and other party members were elated to receive the defectors.

Also speaking, Obesere said he was glad to be in APC, the party he said he had always loved.

The Fuji artiste explained that being in PDP was not because he did not like APC but that he was only waiting for the time and opportunity to join the ruling party.