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Senator Lanlehin dumps APC for Accord Party

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The member representing Oyo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, had dumped the All Progressives Congress.

The Senator, who stated this in a letter to the Senate President  on Thursday , explained that he had decided to join the Accord Party.

Lanlehin explained that he got elected into the Senate on the ticket of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.

He however said the A C N in 2013, merged with other political parties to form the APC, an action he noted, did not go down well with him.

He said his action was in exercise of his constitutional rights to freedom of association under the 1999 constitution as amended, and pursuant to the provision contained in section 68 (g).

He said, 'I decided to transfer my membership of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria to the Accord Party with all the rights and duties acruing thereto.'

The Senate President, David Mark, had yet to read Lanlehin's letter of defection on the floor.