The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) received a boost at the weekend, following a disclosure that over 2,000 defectors from other parties are joining APGA.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Akure, a new APGA member, Prince Oyeleye Fasua, said his Ondo Coalition for Good Governance (OCGG) convinced over 2,000 politicians from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) to defect to APGA.
Fasua, an Akure indigene and founder of All States College of Education, Akure, said: “I have convinced notable politicians in PDP, APC and SDP on the need for Ondo State people to return to a party with sound ideology, which reflects the egalitarian posture of the people of the state.
“Recall that when Governor Segun Mimiko made the people embrace Labour Party and he won election, he achieved so many things for the people but when he returned to the PDP, the music stopped.”
Fasua added that Ondo State needs aggressive industrialisation, especially in the agro-allied sector, to provide jobs, and access roads to the hinterlands.
The Chairman of APGA, Prince Toyin Aladetoyinbo, hailed Fasua’s decision to embrace the party, promising that the defectors would be received at a rally in Akure this weekend.