Chairman of Action Democratic Party, ADP, in Oyo State, Chief Folaranmi Owolabi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC citing overbearing influence of former Oyo governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala on the party.
Owolabi and 10,000 other defectors said they had no regrets taking the action barely 24 hours to the general election.
He vowed to mobilize other defectors to campaign vigorously for the victory of the Oyo South Senatorial District candidate of the APC, Governor Abiola Ajimobi; state governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and other APC members.
The State Chairman of APC, Chief Akin Oke, represented by his Deputy, Mr. Lekan Adeyemo, received the former ADP members to the APC at the party’s state secretariat, Oke-Ado, Ibadan. Owolabi said: “Up till Wednesday, I was the Oyo State chairman of the ADP; but, by the grace of God I and more than 10,000 members have dumped the ADP and we are now fully in APC.”