The Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC has dismissed the decision of some of the elected officials of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state to defect to the Labour Party, LP, as of ‘no consequence’.
In a statement yesterday signed by its Publicity Secretary Mr. Sola Lawal in Abeokuta, the state capital, APC described the three law makers, both at the state and the federal levels, who defected from the party as “habitual renegades who are renowned political prostitutes.”
Reacting to the defection, the party said: “As far as our party, APC, is concerned, the purported defection is of no consequence. We are bold to say this because these characters have long lost their reckoning in our defunct ACN. When last did any of them attend even ordinary ward meeting in their constituencies? Since they have contributed nothing to the party in the first place, their defection is only a flight of fancy.
“In the typical manner of the prodigal, they have only gone back to their vomit. Remember that they came from PDP. Now they are back to the camp of their erstwhile traducer, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
“The lawmakers who have joined the LP have simply returned to where they belong: the camp of deceitful and selfish politicians who have nothing to show for the long years they held public office.
“The APC is the needed tonic, not only to tone up the tempo of infrastructural development in states controlled by the defunct ACN, but also the overall socio-economic development of the country which has been battered by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
“The APC was painstakingly conceived by like-minded Nigerians and groups in all geo-political zones in the country who have, for the first time in the nation’s political history, shed their political and ethnic interests and united to salvage Nigerians from the cruel jaws of the poverty-induced PDP.”
Information Nigeria reports that at least nine lawmakers, including four, who were members of the defunct ACN, reportedly decamped to Labour Party in the state.