The troubles within the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo State was further compounded on Monday, as hundreds of its members defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure, the state capital.
The defectors were led by the chairman of the ZLP in Ondo East Local Government area, Hon. Olamigoke Busayo, who had earlier resigned from the ZLP.
Hon. Olamigoke, popularly called “Bullet” by his followers, led several ward chairmen, Youths and women leaders to the APC secretariat along Oyemekun Road, Akure.
Receiving the new entrants into the APC, State Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, said the ZLP’s fortune in the state has crumbled with the collapse of its structure in Ondo East.
Describing the former ZLP chairman as a notable politician and viable asset to any political party, Adetimehin challenged them to go to their wards and shine.
“We don’t discriminate in APC. Your efforts and commitment to the party, particularly now that we are going into an election, will stand you out for recognition,” the state chairman explained.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Hon. Busayo Olamigoke, said they were moved by the achievements of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in less than four years, and the crave to belong to the mainstream of Ondo State politics.
The event was witnessed by the member representing Ondo East in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Olumide Olajidi, a political leader from the Ondo Federal Constituency, Chief Olabisi Johnson, among others.
5th October, 2020