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Regional News of Friday, 5 August 2022


Photos as scores of PDP loyalists defect to APC after impeachment of Oyo Deputy-Governor, Engr Olaniyan

Scores of PDP party defectors Scores of PDP party defectors

Former Secretary of Iseyin Local Government Area (LGA) of Oyo State, Lateef Kolawole has defected with dozens of party loyalists to the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to the reports, most of the defectors are supporters of the impeached Oyo State Deputy-Governor, Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan. They vowed to vote out the PDP in 2023.

They made this disclosure when Teslim Folarin, governorship candidate of the APC and Olaniyan visited the ancient town together with other top chieftains of the party.

“Yesterday (Tuesday), I led the members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who are loyalists of His Excellency Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan in Iseyin Local Government to All Progressive Congress, APC,” Kolawole wrote on his known Facebook page.

“I assured the leadership of APC of our support to ensure victory of APC in 2023 general elections.

“We shall in shaa Allah double up our effort on “operation vote out PDP 2023” and we will leave no stone unturned to deliver the ancient town of Iseyin and its environs for progressive party.

“We appreciate our principal, his excellency Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan and the incoming governor, distinguished senator Teslim Folarin and we specially apreciate the roles played by the leadership of APC in Iseyin Local Government led by Alh Wasiu Dauda and Hon Akeem Yinka Taiwo. We wish all of us success in the forthcoming elections.”


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