Over 5 000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Emure-Ekiti, Ekiti State have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports The Nation
The defectors were led by a former Commissioner in the state, Dele Okeya,
Daily Post reports that Okeya, who is an in-law to the former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mike Oghiadomhe, said he had to leave the PDP because the umbrella party has been taken over by those he described as “criminals, crooks, rogues and ragamuffins.
All the defectors who came from all the ten wards in the council area were received into their new party by the state APC Chairman, Olajide Awe, who was represented by his deputy, Kemi Olaleye.
Other leaders who received Okeya into the APC fold included Ekiti South Senatorial Chairman, Kayode Babade; State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun; former House of Representatives member, Dr. Ife Arowosoge; former deputy governorship candidate, Mariam Ogunlade, among others.