By Ismaila Akanji, Abuja
A former deputy governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Taofeek Arapaja has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Arapaja, who is the country’s immediate past envoy to Jordan, joined the APC in his Ibadan South East Local Government with his supporters.
Explaining the reason for dumping his former party, Arapaja said PDP lacks internal democracy which keeps causing disharmony and promotes indiscipline.
The lawmaker representing Ibadan South East/North East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dapo Lam-Adesina, APC State Secretary, Hon. Mojeed Olaoya and a former commissioner in the state, Alh. Abideen Oladimeji received the former ambassador and his supporters to the APC.
They advised them to work for the progress of the party in Oyo State.
The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ibadan South East Local Government, Alh. Najeemdeen Abass, and party chairman in the council, Mr Kayode Arowolo emphasized that APC is united in the state, adding that it was fully prepared for the forthcoming local government election as well as the 2019 elections.
Arapaja’s defection to the APC follows that of his former boss, Adebayo Alao-Akala last November.
Their coming to the party will strengthen it ahead of the 2019 elections against other contending parties in the state.