by Azeez Adeniyi
The newly-elected speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oleyelogun had gathered nine out of 13 votes ahead of Olamide George, his rival, who got four votes on Monday.
The new speaker made the announcement nine out of 13 votes ahead of Olamide George, his rival, who got four votes.
He made the announcement alongside some principal officers of the house.
He added that he would be decamping officially with some other members on Tuesday.
“We are here today to signify our intention to join the ruling party, APC. The other ceremony will be done tomorrow (Tuesday),” he said.
“At the national level, they have factionalised our party. The same scenario is also at the state level. This declaration is for our followers and those we represent.
“We are ready to work with the executive without any problem, and all necessary things to be done are in place. Be rest assured that Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu is ready to work and we are ready to support him.”
His deputy, Ogundeji Iroju said PDP on the verge of dying.
He added that it was the APC that could deliver good governance to the people of the state.