A former legislator who represented Akoko North East/West Federal Constituency of Ondo State in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, Stephen Olemija, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Olemija was received into PDP by the State Chairman, Fatai Adams, on Saturday in Ikare Akoko. The defector berated the APC over the current crises in the country.
He was optimistic that “The Peoples Democratic Party is ready to right the wrongs of the All Progressives Congress-led administration.”
He stated that internal democracy is lacking in the APC, saying that a few cliques would hold the party by the jugular, and run it like a sole administrator without recourse to laid-down constitution of the party.
“The only party that is practicing internal democracy, by giving party members platforms to aspire for any position of their choice is the PDP.
“No right-thinking person can give them another chance to continue with their disastrous administration,” Olemija declared.
Welcoming the defector and his supporters, Adams assured them of equal rights and privileges in the party.
He said all defectors to PDP would receive equal benefits from the PDP, urging all members of the party to work together to ensure that the party emerges victorious in the forthcoming Elections.