Amosun, 6 other lawmakers dump APM for APC






Femi Adeleke





Seven members of the Ogun House of Assembly on Thursday resigned their membership of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).





The lawmakers announced their defection in separate letters addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Olakunle Oluomo and read during a plenary in Abeokuta.






The defectors are: the Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji (Ifo 11), Musefiu Lamidi (Ado Odo Ota 11), Yusuf Amosun (Ewekoro), Sikiratu Ajibola (Ipokia), Bolanle Ajayi (Yewa South), Adeniran Ademola (Sagamu 11) and Modupe Mujota-Onikepo (Abeokuta North).








The lawmakers said in their letters that they decided to join the APC after due consultations with their leaders and supporters.







With their defection, the APC now has 22 lawmakers in the Assembly while the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has three and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has one member.
Among the defectors are: the cousin of the immediate governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and a former Commissioner under Amosun.









In his response, the speaker, congratulated them for joining the ruling party, saying it was important to come together for the betterment of the state.








Oluomo appealed to other minority members in the House to also take the bold step and join the ruling party.



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