Key Chieftains Dump PDP For ACN In Lagos
LAGOS, March 07, (THEWILL) - The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) quest to conquer Lagos State in the April election has suffered a major setback following the defection of about 3, 000 chieftains and members of the party to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), citing internal crisis, lack of focus and poor organisation as the rationales culminating in their defection.
Former PDP leader in Lagos State, Chief Adeola Taiwo, erstwhile Deputy Chairman of the party, Princess Ademola Adedokun, former Chairman (South West), Chief Dare Owolabi and Chief Wale Mogaji led those who dumped PDP for the Lagos chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria.
National Chairman of ACN, Chief Bisi Akande, former Lagos State Governor and financier of the ACN, Asiwaju Bolaji Ahmed Tinubu and Lagos ACN Chairman, Otunba Oladele Ajomale were present at a reception to receive the decampees who made declarations to be faithful members and adhere to its internal rules.
In a chat with THEWILL, Mogaji, who claimed to have personally led 3,000 loyalists from the ruling party, said several thousands of other PDP chieftains and members have decamped to the ACN from 13 local governments (LGAs) Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
Mogaji specifically named Somolu Local Government and Mushin Local Government among the local governments, saying a huge number of PDP chieftains, members and supporters would still defect to ACN before the April elections.
He said; “ACN is a progressive and people-oriented party. I chose ACN because of its track record and because of changes its governments have been able to engender in four different states in South West.”