Oyo Reps Member, Olumide Ojerinde Dumps APC for Accord Party, Clinches Ticket

The lawmaker representing Irepo/Oorelope/Olorunsogo Federal Constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, Hon. Olumide Ojerinde has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Accord Party.

Addressing newsmen, Ojerinde who defected with his supporters, said the move was to serve his people better and enable him to pursue his political interest.

Ojerinde stated thus: “My decision to leave APC is anchored on the continuing multifaceted crisis that has bedevilled the APC, especially at the state and local government levels which has created not only credibility problems, but has undermined party discipline, cohesion and focus as exhibited during the last APC primaries in my federal constituency”.

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Ojerinde, who said the situation in the APC at the state level had not helped matters, added that the situation was depicted by a lack of political focus, credibility and poor leadership.

“In exercise of my constitutional right of freedom of association under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and pursuant to the provision contained in Section 68(g) of the said Constitution, I and my supporters from across the three local government areas, have decided to transfer our membership of the APC to the Accord Party, with all the rights and duties accruing thereto”, he stated.

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Meanwhile, the Accord Party has picked Hon. Olumide Ojerinde as the party standard-bearer during its primary elections, which was monitored and recorded by INEC officials from the three local governments.

Hon. Olumide has therefore urged people to get their PVCs to be able to vote for the candidates of their choice at the 2023 general elections.

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He was embraced by supporters, well-wishers and members of the Accord Party across the federal constituency.

In the meantime, he appreciated the members of the Accord Party for the opportunity given to him to represent his constituency in the National Assembly, while promising not to disappoint them.

In attendance at the event were INEC officials from the three local government areas, security agencies, party stakeholders, the three local government party chairmen, executive from the state, party members among others.


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