OduduwaNews had earlier reported that the leader and gubernatorial aspirant of African Democratic Congress in 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin officially declared his defection to APC on Monday.
In the meantime, Oyo State Chairman of African Democratic Congress, Mr Adeoti Aderoju has disclosed that the party would not miss its members that recently defected to All Progressive Congress.
The erstwhile leader of ADC in Oyo State, Senator Femi Lanlehin was recently reported to have attended a reconciliation meeting called by leaders of APC in Oyo State at Abuja.
Aderoju, at a Press Conference held at Ibadan on Wednesday said the notion in some quarters that ADC Oyo State was rocked with crisis and the exit of Lanlehin and his supporters would be the end of the party was not true.
He described the defectors as insignificant adding that their decision to leave the party was out of greediness. He also made it known that defectors decision were driven by greed and nepotism.
“The erstwhile group led by Senator Femi Lanlehin has ever been on the path of disunity while their greed and nepotism were on the high side to bear for anyone, this is why the recent process of producing a governorship candidate in the last general election was aborted in order to satisfy the desperation of Senator Lanlehin.
“They are the reason for the crack in the folds of not only ADC but also other parties they have ever joined since 2011 till date, they are like refugees who consistently seek asylum in a peaceful State, what really pushes them around, we leave to the public to judge.
“We have gone through thick and thin and we have come out stronger, our platform is open to any decent and sincere politician to accept our handshake to build a virile society,” he hinted.
The party Chairman said ADC was working to change the face of politics in Oyo State by partnering with people with sincere love for the people to deliver good governance.
Adeoti who was with members of the party’s newly inaugurated executive committee reiterated the party’s support for the governor Seyi Makinde and his administration towards achieving success and development in the State.