By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta
Ahead of the 2023 general election, no fewer than 5,000 members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defectors who were members of Ladi Adebutu and late Senator Buruji Kashamu factions of the party in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, were received by Governor Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday.
Led by lfaneye Shittu, lsiaka Sonoiki and Mufutau Gbadamosi from the Ladi Adebutu faction as well as Adeleke Adesanya, the chairmanship candidate of the party from Buruji group, at a political meeting of Ward 3, 4 and 5 held at Oja-Ale, Iperu-Remo, the defectors cited the sterling performance of the state governor as the reason for their action.
Receiving the former PDP members, Governor Abiodun thanked them for joining the ruling party, stating that the…