- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another step towards dominating the polls in the upcoming general election
- In Oyo state, the party stole Olusegun Olaleye, also known as the radical brother of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
- Olaleye in his resignation letter revealed that the reason for his departure was based on the premise that he wants to support the presidential candidacy of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Oyo, Ibadan – Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be losing control in the southwestern region following the latest high-profile defection from the party.
Olusegun Olaleye, also known as Radical Brother, a two-term lawmaker in the Oyo State House of Parliament has switched allegiance to the All Progress Congress (APC).
He made this known to journalists in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, on Monday, January 2.
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The renowned lawmaker is believed to have served two terms in the Oyo state parliament between 2011 and 2019 under the APC umbrella before defecting to the PDP, where he won the ticket to run for the Ibadan North legislative seat in the upcoming elections under the DPP umbrella.
According to his resignation letter addressed to the party leadership, he revealed that his resignation from the party was due to his zeal to support the presidential ambition of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate.
As reported by the Daily Independent, Olaleye said:
“This decision stems from my conviction to support the presidential aspiration of Senator Bola Tinubu under the banner of the Congress of All Progressives, APC, and this informed the main reason why I decided to be on the same party platform with him and return to House. to my old party.
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“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave his all for our success in the Oyo State elections under the banner of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011 and I was part of that government as an Honorable Member of Ibadan North Constituency 2” .
He revealed that it was time to reciprocate Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s gesture in his political career and that of Oyo State in general, as he was instrumental in establishing the party in Oyo State politics with the APC platform, where he won two of his previous picks.