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Ondo 2024: Chieftains dump APC for PDP, as Agboola picks Reps member ‘Fessywest’ as Running mate

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has named member representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Hon Festus Akingbaso popularly known as ‘FessyWest’ as deputy governorship candidate in Ondo 2024 governorship election.

Akingbaso, a former Ondo State House of Assembly member was named as running mate to PDP Candidate, Ajayi Agboola on Sunday.

Agboola/Akingbaso will face Ondo State Governor, Aiyetidawa during Ondo 2024 slated for November this year.

PDP Deputy Governorship candidate for Ondo 2024 hails from Idanre.

Fessywest name will be used to replace Samuel Ogunmusi whose name was earlier submitted to INEC as a placeholder.

Tsunami Hits Ondo APC As Members In Many Communities Move En-masse To PDP

Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in Ondo state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have been hit with a serious political tsunami, as huge number of members of the party in several communities in the state have decamped to the opposition People’s Democratic Party.

The mass movement of the APC members, officially took place in Ondo South communities on Saturday, with leaders of the decamping groups declaring to ensure the PDP candidate , Agboola Ajayi wins the coming election.

Members of the APC involved in the mass movement include those in Aboto, Arogbo, Apoi communities among others, and the non indigene groups in Ese-Odo local governments area, with all the defectors received into the PDP by the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Ajayi.

The APC’ Secretary in Arogbo Ward 2, Ikuenogbon Isemo led the decamping members while Ajisebutu olarenwaju led the defecting members in Aboto to the PDP .

Also at Ugbo ward 3 in Ilaje LG, Dr Richard Ebijimi led the APC defectors.
During the exercise, Ebijimi, being the leader of the defectors promised on behalf of the others, to deliver the ward to the PDP in the scheduled election.

The decamping which cuts across Ese Odo and Ilaje local governments also saw the movement of non indigenes members of the APC in Apoi to the PDP. They included the Hausa, Calabar and Urobho communities.

The Hausa communities were led by Seriki of the Hausa communities ,Muritala Isah and Muhammed Aliaru.

Simon Okon and George Apos led the Calabar group as Umukoro Jacob and Dogho Deborah led the Urohobo group in the cross carpeting exercise to the PDP in Ese Odo LG

Receiving them to the PDP fold, the PDP candidate,Ajayi, applauded the defectors for seeing the light early enough, adding that they have taken the best decision to be one with the winning team.

He added that the Saturday decampees are just some of the many across the state waiting to officially join the opposition party.

Describing the defectors as the biblical John the Baptist , the forerunner of Jesus Christ, Ajayi said ” many in the APC have seen our victory ahead and it’s obvious that nothing will stop the victory”

Congratulating the defectors, Ajayi said they have taken a major step, by coming ahead of the rest on the way, to ensure that the rescue mission which the PDP have embarked upon in the state is clinically finalised via the coming election, with the PDP expected to record a resounding success.

Ondo Guber: APC Lose Leaders And Members To PDP In Akure

The wave of defections being witnessed in the All Progressives Congress in Ondo state, have spread further,as leaders and members of the party in Akure South Ward 3, have also decamped to the People’s Democratic Party.

Mr Ben Orimoloye led the team of the APC Akure South Ward 3 defectors on Saturday.

Leaders and members of the APC, had earlier on the same Saturday , defected to the PDP in Ilaje and Ese Odo local governments area of the state.

They were received to the party by its gubernatorial candidate, His Excellency, Agboola Ajayi who was assured by the decampees of their total loyalty and commitment to the rescue mission of the PDP in Ondo state.

Also declaring their support for the PDP and it’s gubernatorial candidate, in Akure,leaders and members of the APC in Akure South Ward 3,
echoed the believe , that the liberation of the nation will start from Ondo State.

According to the new PDP members, APC is finished in Ondo State .

The defectors mentioned also, that the economic hardship in Nigeria has opened their eyes to see the reason why they should do away with the APC, because , according to them, the party ” is no longer serving the interests of Ondo State people vis a vis Nigerians”.

The Akure decampees were received into the PDP by its gubernatorial candidate, Agbo Ajayi and Hon Ikantu Peretei.

Welcoming them to the party, Ajayi said their decision to join the PDP was confirmation of thier believe In the Ondo PDP mission to rescue the state from it’s current voyage without a direction.

Peretei on his part, urged the new party members to ensure that their aim of dumping the APC is not defeated, by ensuring they do everything withing their legal means, to ensure the PDP takes over the reigns of power in the state come November.

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