Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Mr Clement Akanni, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Ila State Constituency in Osun House of Assembly, on Thursday, announced his defection from the ruling APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While explaining the reason behind his defection at the palace of Orangun of Ila, Akanni said he was forced out of the party by those he considered as political adversaries.
He complained about his community being sidelined in government policies and programmes, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
He also stated that whenever he tried to positively influence government policies to favour his constituents, he always face resistance from people within his party.
He said he cannot remain in APC again because he can’t use the party to champion the course of his people and it is best to move to another political party that would give him the needed support.
Similarly, Mr Peter Babalola, the Chairman of Osun Local Government Service Commission, and a chieftain of APC in the state, reportedly resigned his position from the Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.
Babalola, who was one of the aspirants that contested for the APC governorship ticket, in which Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola eventually emerged winner, explained in a letter addressed to Gov. Aregbesola that he resigned to pursue other endeavours.