Over one thousand supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Oke-Agbe, Local Government headquarters of Akoko North West in Ondo State at the weekend defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defectors were led by their leaders, a chieftain of PDP, Hon. Gabriel Talabi and the Secretary of AD in that council, Mr Sunday Akindeji.
They officially dumped their old parties at the campaign rally of the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN at Oke-Agbe.
They were received by Akeredolu, his Director General of Campaign, Rt. Hon. Victor Olambitan, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, Tunji Abayomi among others.
Talabi lamented the neglect of the local government area by the outgoing PDP administration in terms of roads and other social amenities.
He stressed that they have decided to join the progressive party and also believes that if Akeredolu emerges, Akoko will not be neglected.
Abayomi, promised to deliver the local government area to APC on November 26.
Akeredolu and Olabimtan who spoke respectively at the rally promised to correct the mistakes of the past in the local government if APC wins the coming governorship election.
They thanked the defectors for their support and equally urged them to beware of the antics of desperadoes who are deceiving people around that APC had collapsed its structure with AD.
They insisted that APC remains intact in the State and it is mental, intellectually and physically ready to end the age-long underdevelopment that had enveloped the state in the last eight years.