Monday, January 5, 2015 2:32 pm
*the lawmaker was elected 2011 on the platform of APC
A member of the Ogun House of Assembly, Joseph Adegbesan, has defected to the Labour Party, less than two months after he joined the Peoples Democratic Party, having dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The lawmaker representing Ijebu North 11 Constituency in the Ogun Assembly was among the five lawmakers who defected from the APC to PDP on Nov. 11, 2014. But almost all of them failed to clinch the PDP ticket.
The lawmaker told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Monday that he had picked the Labour Party’s ticket to contest the House of Representatives election for Ijebu North, East and Ogun Waterside Constituency.
Adegbesan said he left the PDP after consultations with his supporters, adding that the move to the new party would enable him achieve his political dream.
“I left the PDP after consulting with my people and they gave me the go ahead.
“ I also want to let you know that more PDP lawmakers whose interests were not protected by the party will defect to other parties.
“As a politician, we need to do everything possible to bring the dividends of democracy to the door steps of our people.
“ I want to advise the people to be law abiding and shun any form of violence,” he said.