The lawmaker representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere State Constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Simeon Oyeleke has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Applesbite learnt that the lawmaker dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Oyeleke was elected on the platform of APC in 2019 to represent the constituency in the state House of Assembly.
The lawmaker on Wednesday announced his defection from APC to PDP.
Oyeleke’s announcement is coming a few weeks after he failed to secure a return ticket to the house on the platform of APC.
The lawmaker in a statement accused the APC of failing to uphold the tenets of democracy.
He further stated that thousands of his supporters have joined the PDP with him.
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He said, “I am now a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and no more a member of the APC. This is official now.
“Thousands of my supporters have joined the PDP with me. As a matter of fact, the decision was taken together with my supporters.
“I can’t continue to be in a political party that does not respect democratic tenets and ideals and value my political interest.”
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