Sagamu — Ogun State People’s Democratic Party, PDP, House of Assembly Candidate, Hon. Olapeju Ayodele otherwise known as PJ has defected to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC.
Governor Dapo Abiodun welcomed Olapeju and his loyalists to his country home in Iperu yesterday night where the Governor appreciated them all and tagged their defections, “right steps in the right directions.”
Recall that; at the just concluded election in Ogun State, Hon Olapeju Ayodele, PJ, contested and lost to the incumbent House of Assembly Lawmaker, Hon Adeniran Ademola Adeyinka, Sapele who contested and emerged for second term in office.
INEC declared Hon. Adeniran Ademola Adeyinka Sapele winner of the house of assembly election in Sagamu II, State Constituency, Makun, Sagamu after polling 4,064 votes against Olapeju who polled 3,977 votes.
Eaglesforesight had earlier reported that Olapeju accused the opposition party, PDP Leaders in Sagamu Local Government of neglecting him and sabotaging his efforts despite his struggles in ensuring that the elections are won by PDP.
Olapeju also stated unequivocally that; “i singlehandedly sponsored my campaign without any financial assistance from anyone in the party.
“I have my followers with me, we can collectively decide what we want and actualize our dreams, enough is enough, PDP is not a party to associate with in Sagamu local government” Olapeju said.
Those in attendance of the defection meeting were, Hon Sapele, SSG to the Governor, Hon Samson SIA, Mr Segun Ayodele amongst others.