Several Members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Ondo state chapter have decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to reports, the members in Akure South Local Government Area numbering over 700 include the executive and elders of ADC from all the eleven political wards in the local government area.
APC chairman in the state, Engr Ade Adetimehin, who received them handed them over to the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
They were received with funfair at the party secretariat along Oyemekun road, Akure.
Speaking at the event, Adetimehin who described APC as a “party of equality for members with clear-cut welfarist ideology for the masses” assured the new members of level playing ground.
He added that they have equal rights and will receive same treatment as the old members of the party.
Speaking further, he said the unprecedented performance of Akeredolu across sectors and in all parts of the state have made the project of continuity easy for APC in the state.
Femi Bello, who led the decampees said the collapse of the political structures of ADC in Akure South Local Government Area and the decision to fuse with APC was an unconditional and unanimous decision of all members of ADC in the local government.
According to him, the decision was also in appreciation of the remarkable performance of the APC controlled government in Ondo State.
He also said the monumental performance of Akeredolu that have dotted the entire landscape of the sunshine state, coupled with the programmes of the administration, which are daily impacting the lives of the people are major attractions of the former ADC members to APC.
He also declared that they are prepared to work hard at consolidating the hold of the APC in Ondo State., adding that the transformations which the Akeredolu administration has brought to Akure could not have been surpassed if the governor were to have been an Akure person.
In his remarks, Akeredolu, appreciated the new members of the APC and assured them that all loyal and committed members would not be disappointed having their party in government.