Mass defection looms in Oyo APC as faction files suit
There are indications on Tuesday that aggrieved members of the Unity Forum of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress may defect to another party soon after the National Working Committee recognised Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s candidate, Chief Akin Oke, as the chairman of the party on Monday.
Oke was among the state chairmen that were sworn-in by the party’s NWC in Abuja. He emerged from the congresses held by Ajimobi’s group in Oyo State.
But members of the Unity Forum have dissociated themselves from the decision to inaugurate Oke as the party chairman in the state.
The forum has among its members the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; Senator Monsurat Sunmonu; a member of the House of Representatives, Dapo Lam-Adesina; governorship aspirant in the party, Prof Adeolu Akande; former council chairman, Wasiu Olatunbosun; former Secretary to Oyo State Government and Chairman, Elders Caucus of APC, Dr Busari Adebisi; Chief Michael Jolaoso; former Commissioner for Commerce under ex-governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Dr Kola Balogun; and former Political Adviser to Governor Ajimobi, Fatai Ibikunle.