Ondo Senator, Reps Dumps APC, Joins PDP

The former Senator, Ayo Akinyelure and the current member of House of Representatives, Hon Bode Ayorinde has dumped the All Progressive Congress, APC to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Senator Akinyelure who is the Chairman of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) dump the All Progressives Congress this morning (Tuesday) in his hometown.

The former lawmaker who represented the Ondo Central Senatorial districts, at the Senate in the Seventh National Assembly.

Newsflash247 gathered that the former lawmaker was interested in returning to the Senate but on the platform of the PDP which he dumped after the 2015 general election.

He contested for the gubernatorial ticket of APC in the state, losing the ticket to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, but was however appointed as the Chairman of NOSDRA by President Muhammadu Buhari last year December.

Newsflash247 confirmed that the former lawmaker had been registered as PDP member at Isalu-Ehinpeti, Ward 7 in Idanre Local Government Area of the state

Apart from obtaining PDP membership card in his ward, the NOSDRA boss was said to have obtained the N1 million Expression of Interest Form from the State Secretariat of PDP to enable him to contest in the party’s Senatorial primaries.

He has picked up his PDP membership card at his ward in Idanre. If you care to know, his membership card number is 005.

“He is seeking to return to the Senate. He has obtained his Expression of Interest form to enable him to contest for the PDP senatorial ticket.

“You are in this state and you know that Dr. Akinyelure is popular among the people of Ondo Central Senatorial District. People have started mobilising and working for him in the state chapter of the party,” the source said.

Also the House of Representatives Member, Hon Bode Ayorinde joined Senator Ayo Akinyelure into PDP.

Bode Ayorinde represents representing Owo/Ose federal constituency.

Speaking on the development, the Publicity Director of PDP in the state, Ayo Fadaka, confirmed the looming defection of some members of the ruling APC to PDP.

Fadaka who disclosed that the lawmaker representing Owo/Ose federal constituency, Hon. Bode Ayorinde and Senator Ayo Akinyelure have joined the party in the state.

He said some members of PDP that left the party after the 2015 general election has shown an intention to rejoin the party in the state.


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