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Ex-Works Minister, Ogunlewe Decamps to APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Minister of Works and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has reportedly dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The former Senator confirmed the development Friday in an interview with the NAN in Lagos State.

He made the confirmation while reacting to the recent defection of his son, Moyosore from the PDP to the APC.

Ogunlewe’s contested for a place in the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the PDP but lost and soon after, announced his resignation from the party.

He has since been attending the APC meetings in his area with other APC chieftains, including an outgoing member of the State House of Assembly and Senator-elect for the Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr. Bayo Osinowo.

Ogunlewe indicated that his son who is a Lawyer had defected to the APC and that he would be joining him within the next 30 days.

He said his decision to dump the PDP was because the party was rudderless and that it had been perpetually enmeshed in crisis.

Ogunlewe said he saw no future in the PDP and that nobody should expect a politician of his status to stay in a house where some leaders were only after their selfish interests.

The former Minister said the issues arising from the Governorship elections exposed the fact that some people were only after money and not the progress of the PDP in Lagos State.

”Yes, I am set to leave. My son is already there and he is expecting me to join him. I am leaving in the next 30 days.

”You see, for now, there is no Chairman in PDP. We don’t have leaders and you don’t expect me to stay in a party that is not stable and with people that lack focus.

”Look at what happened in the last elections. The supposed Chairman of the PDP in the state asked members to vote for the opposition for whatever reason.

“Is that a party? Should I remain with people like these?

”What they (PDP) care about is only their selfish interests and not the interest of the party. I am giving the party 30 days’ notice, after which I will leave.

”I am tired of a party running into one problem or the other and I tell you, these people can never change.”

The former Minister said he was also joining APC because he was convinced that the party would zone the Presidency to the South West in 2023, apart from being a better-organised party.

Ogunlewe said he would not want to be left out of any arrangement to give the region the Presidency in 2023.

He assured that he would be leaving the PDP with his teeming supporters, promising to add value to the APC.


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