A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tajudeen Agoro, on Friday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, along with hundreds of his supporters.
Agoro, the PDP Federal House of Representatives candidate for Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency in the last general elections, was a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003 and the collation agent for the PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje in 2015 and 2019 elections respectively.
Speaking during the defection of Agoro and his supporters at the Lagos APC Secretariat, Acme Road, Ikeja, the party’s State Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, who welcomed the defectors into his party fold, declared that with the defection, PDP was dead and buried in Lagos Mainland.
Alhaji Balogun, also disclosed that top politicians in Lagos State, who have defected from PDP to APC, including top musician, Abbas Akande Obesere, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe and Chief Remi Adikwu, among others, will formally be welcomed to the party next month at a grand reception.
Balogun asserted that APC in the state and Nigeria in general, from onset, had been a blessing to Lagos and Nigeria, declaring that it was a platform destined to rule Lagos than any other.
He therefore, assured all the defectors that not only were they welcomed as the APC door is open, but that all the rights enjoyed by members would be accorded them, declaring that the party treats every member as equal.