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SDP loses 1,000 members to APC in Ogun

No fewer than one thousand members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Ijebu East local government area of Ogun State have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Receiving the
new defectors on Thursday at the party secretariat in Ogbere, the APC chairman in the area, Otunba Adedayo Ademosu disclosed that the returnees had finally come back home.
He added that they were welcomed home.
Ademosu said: “You are all welcome back home, you have just returned to your home. This is your party, you are not a stranger. I’m highly happy to welcome and receive you back home,” Ademosu said.
Leaders of the new returnee, Mr Okeowo, a former chairman of the SDP in the local government area and Hon. Salabiyu, an ex-councillor and chairman of Osunmayegun forum expressed happiness for rejoining with their ‘people’.
Addressing newsmen during the exercise, a one-time local government chairman in the area and a chieftain of the APC, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye said he was more than happy to see the returnees, urging them to join hands to move the local government forward.
“I am more than happy to see our people coming back to us. I have been persuading them before the election but they said they are having some issues then. God time is the best, I’m happy that they are back with us.
“My advice to them now is to join hands with the party to move the local government forward. There are no more person in the opposition parties in the local government,so they should join hands to make Ijebu East an APC alone party in the local government“, the former Ijebu East local government chairman advised.