A former member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Tomide Akinribido, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All progressive Congress, APC.
Akinribido, who was a deputy-minority leader in the 9th House of Assembly, formally defected to the APC on Monday.
The former lawmaker said he was happy joining the ruling party and pledged to commit himself to working with his new party structure, leadership, stakeholders as well as members.
“My decision to join the APC was borne out of my conviction that Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has the required capacity and political will to steer the ship of the state perfectly and better the lots of people of the state”, he said.
In his remarks, the Ondo State Chairman of APC, Mr Ade Adetimehin, said many chieftains of the PDP were going to defect to the ruling party.
Adetimehin said, “The defection of Akinribido is a dream come true, the former lawmaker possesses a high level of intellect and capacity that the APC would benefit from. We are welcoming him to our party.
“As he has come now, I want to tell you that more of PDP chieftains have expressed their readiness to join us in APC, and very soon, you will know them.
“We have a big umbrella to accommodate as many party faithful as possible.”