Opeyemi Bamidele Dumps APC, Joins Labour Party To Pursue Governorship DreamFeatured, Femi Kehinde, Latest News, News Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Femi Kehinde, Lagos
Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ado Ekiti/ Irepodun-Ifelodun federal Constituency in Ekiti State has finally dumped All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the Labour Party to realise his governorship ambition.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon at Emure Ekiti, where he formally declared for the Labour Party, Bamidele said he joined Labour Party since the APC has decided to give its 2015 governorship ticket to the incumbent Governor.
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research noted that he has no choice than to seek solace somewhere else in his struggle to achieve what he described as a ‘divine call’ by well-meaning Ekiti people to ‘rescue’ the state.
The APC in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Segun Dipe, reacted to the declaration of Bamidele to the LP describing his action as part of beauty of democracy since politics and democracy is about free entry and free exit.
The party stated that “we are not surprised because we know his destination all along and we had called the attention of our party members to his impending declaration for the Labour Party.
“While wishing him good luck, however, we will advise that he stays courageous and emphatic with his ambition. We are saying this because some months ago, he allegedly printed posters to this effect, which he denied.”
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