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Osoba’s Defection In Ogun Shocking But….-APC

Olusegun Osoba

By Funmilayo Omidiji

The defection to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of the former Ogun state Governor, Chief Olosegun Osoba and some members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) including the current Deputy Governor, Prince Segun Adesegun is “shocking”, but will not affect the fortunes of the party in the forthcoming polls, said the APC.

Olusegun Osoba

Olusegun Osoba

In a statement issued in Abuja Thursday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC stated the shock stemmed from the fact that efforts were ongoing to reconcile the aggrieved members in the Ogun State Chapter, hence it was expected that they would give room for the efforts to yield fruits.

The opposition said it hoped that the defecting party members would reconsider their decision and beat a quick retreat.

”Yes, the defection of some our members will create some challenges for our party, but we will go back to the drawing board to re-strategise and redouble our efforts to retain the state in 2015.

”Every member of our party is important to its overall success, but none is more important than the party. Against this background, no member can hold the party into ransom,” APC declared.

The country’s leading opposition said it was a mere fallacy for anyone to conclude that the defection of some members, irrespective of their self importance, would dramatically alter the chances of the party in 2015, therefore urged its members in Ogun State not to lose any sleep over the latest development.


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