Leaders of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) has dumped their parties for the Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) ahead of October 10th governorship election in Ondo State
While immediate Chief of Staff to the state government, Dr Kola Ademujimi led the PDP defectors, Chief Bepie Akintunde led that of APC into the ZLP at a meeting of ZLP in Idanre Local Government area of the State.
Speaking on the defection, Ademujimi said the ranks of PDP was been depleted on daily basis since the primary election that brought in Eyitayo Jegede SAN as candidate of the party.
Ademujimi regretted that the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi was made to leave the party because of the hostility displayed to him by members of the party in the state.
According to him, Ademujimi, who is the Director General, of Agboola/Gboye Campaign Organization, said he left PDP in order to help realise the ambition of Ajayi as governor of the state.
His words “People are defecting from APC, PDP and others ever since the deputy governor picked the governorship ticket of ZLP.
“Agboola Ajayi is out to win this election. Ajayi’s coming to join PDP was an advantage to PDP but they lost it the opportunity. They attacked some of our members because of the Deputy Governor.
Similarly, Mr Jimi Akintade, who led over 100 members of PDP to ZLP in Idanre, said they decided to dump PDP because those they met in PDP were hostile to them.