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Ogun House of Reps aspirant dumps APC for SDP

An aspirant for the position of House of Representatives under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in Ogun State, Ayoade Adesina, on Wednesday, dumped the APC and joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Adesina, while registering as a member of SDP at the state party secretariat in Abeokuta, attributed his leaving the APC “due to the dictatorial approach of the leadership of APC in the state”.

He noted further that APC, in its last ward, local government and state congresses, played the politics of exclusion, which prevented some loyalists and aspiring members, to participate.

“I need to seek a party where I feel that I can realise my ambition so as to take care of my people in my constituencies.

“Seeking elective positions is about serving the people in my constituency if elected.

“I will work to better their lot. And since APC cannot be used as a platform to actualise this altruistic ambition, I decided to join a party where people’s interest comes first before any parochial interest,” the aspirant stated.

He, therefore, assured the state leadership of SDP that, if given the party’s nod, he would ensure that Abeokuta South has quality representation at the House of Representatives.

 

About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.