Governor Amosun’s governorship candidate, Abiodun Akinlade, has reportedly dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Allied People’s Movement (APM).
Governor Amosun’s governorship candidate whose defection was announced at the house of representatives on Thursday, represents Egbado south and Ipokia federal constituency of Ogun. It was also gathered that three other members of the lower legislative chamber moved to other parties.
Cableng reported that they are Rabiu Kaugama from Jigawa who moved from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Salisu Koko from Kebbi who also joined APC but from SDP and Mohammed Ajanah from Kogi who defected from APC to PDP.
Despite Governor Amosun’s effort, Akinlade lost the governorship ticket of the APC to Dapo Abiodun, an incident which was trailed by controversies. While Amosun stated that he was under pressure to leave the ruling party, he pledged loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, promising to work for his re-election.
This is coming after Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, who lost out in his bid to secure APC governorship ticket for Uche Nwosu, his preferred candidate, said he would not stop Nwosu from joining another party.