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Oyo Lawmaker Defects From APC To PDP


Simeon Oyeleke
Simeon Oyeleke, a lawmaker in the Oyo State House of Assembly, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC), stating that the party does not value his political interest.

Dailypost reports that Oyeleke dumped the APC and joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State.

Oyeleke is currently representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere State Constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly.

The lawmaker was elected to represent the constituency in 2019 on the platform of the APC.

He has, however, announced his movement to the PDP.

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The lawmaker made the announcement on Wednesday few weeks after he failed to secure a return ticket in the APC.

Oyeleke was one of the two APC lawmakers who could not secure a return ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The lawmaker, while speaking on Wednesday, said that APC in the State had failed to uphold the tenets of democracy.

He said that he cannot continue to be in a political party that does not respect democratic tenets and ideas.

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He said, “I am now a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and no more a member of the APC. This is official now.

“Thousands of my supporters have joined the PDP with me. As a matter of fact, the decision was taken together with my supporters.

“I can’t continue to be in a political party that does not respect democratic tenets and ideals and value my political interest.”

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