A former speaker of the House of Representatives, Oladimeji Bankole, has officially dumped his party, Action Democratic Party, for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bankole, the 2019 governorship candidate for the ADP in Ogun State, on Friday met with the APC Chairman, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni in company of Jigawa governor, Alhaji Abubakar Badru in Abuja.
The meeting, which took place at the APC Chairman’s residence in Abuja, lasted about an hour.
A terse statement by Malam Mamman Mohammed, Director General, Press Affairs to Governor Buni, confirmed the meeting, saying “the three leaders discussed on a wide range of political issues, including the movement of the former Speaker and his supporters into the party.”
“It is evident that APC’s opportunities in Ogun State is growing and widening,” he said.
Bankole’s defection comes after a former Governor of Ogun State, Otumba Gbenga Daniel, who was also the Director General of PDP’s Atiku Abubakar Presidential campaign organization, also decamped to the ruling party.
Reacting to the development, ADP National Chairman, Engr. Yabagi Sani, said the party was not disappointed by Bankole’s move, as Nigerian politicians “don’t believe in building but sharing.”
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