A lawmaker elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, Segun Olaleye, has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Olaleye, who represents Ibadan North 11 constituency, announced his defection during the Assembly plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Olagunju Ojo.
He said, “I want to say it authoritatively that a radical brother has decamped, maybe you will say to Chief Ladoja’s house at Bodija.
“So you can use that to deduce whatever direction and in the next few days or weeks, you will know better on that. But for now take it from me that I am no longer in APC.
“I am now under the former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adewole Ladoja and where ever he is, whether in PDP or not, I am going with him.
“And if he says tomorrow it’s another place, you will find me there because that is the same way I am under the late Lam Adesina and I never regretted it for a day and I know on this I will not regret it.”
Also during the plenary, the Assembly swore-in the newly elected member of the PDP, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, who represents Ibarapa East.
Speaking after he was sworn in, Ogundoyin said the first thing he would do as a legislator was to have a mutual working relationship with other lawmakers, stressing that “it would be an opportunity for my constituency.”