Not less than three thousand members of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), in Ogun State, have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defectors were led by Akeem Amosun, ANN’s House of Representatives candidate for Abeokuta South Federal Constituency, in the last general elections.
The mass defection is coming ahead of next year’s Local Government elections in the state.
He said they decided to move join the PDP, in order to form a vibrant and formidable opposition in the state.
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The former ANN members were received into PDP by former House of Representatives member; Ladi Adebutu and party chieftain, Sikurullai Ogundele.
Akeem Amosun told reporters that the decision to move to the PDP will help him realize his political aspiration.
Adebutu welcomed the defectors, saying that the coalition became necessary as recent elections held in the country are being militarized.
He said: “Our opponents are wicked, therefore, we need to be united. The nature of elections as seen throughout the federation are now being militarized brazenly.
“The forthcoming elections can only be won by landslide, therefore, I urge all parties to stand united and coalesce as one body so that when they come with their thugs from Lagos we shall resist them.
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“The APC government in the state lack competence and compassion. They can’t do anything without getting approval from Lagos. Ogun State is not Lagos subsidiary.
“We are on a mission to rescue our state from incompetence, lack of compassion of APC government,” he said.