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APC brought hardship on Nigerians, says Akeredolu’s ex-commissioner, defects to PDP

“The APC has brought so much suffering to the people, and anybody with sympathy for the people must exit the party,” Mrs Adeyanju said.

• September 27, 2022

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s former ally and ex-water resources commissioner Yetunde Adeyanju has urged APC members to leave the ruling party, accusing it of bringing hardship on Nigerians as she and scores of APC supporters in Ondo defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general elections. 

Mrs Adeyanju led the decampees at an event on Monday held at the PDP secretariat in Ore, Odigbo local government. 

“The APC has brought so much suffering to the people, and anybody with sympathy for the people must exit the party,” Mrs Adeyanju said.

Receiving the defectors, the PDP chairman in Ondo, Fatai Adams, said the party would be willing to receive more people into its fold ahead of the election. 

Mr Adams expressed optimism that the PDP would return to power in 2023 and advised the defectors to support the party in their local areas. 

Mrs Adeyanju, a prominent grassroots politician, resigned in July from Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s cabinet after being moved from the water resources ministry to the planning and urban ministry. 

She was the leader of the women’s groups for Mr Akeredolu’s campaign during the 2016 and 2020 governorship elections. 

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