The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, described the defection of an aspirant of the party, Chief Olusola Oke, to the Alliance for Democracy (AD) as a blessing and will not affect the chances of the party in the November 26 gubernatorial poll.
The party stated this in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, who said rather than feeling the effect of Oke’s defection, it will affect the sinking PDP in the state, noting that the chunk of Oke’s supporters are still in the PDP.
Abayomi explained that none of the APC supporters defected with Oke in his new sojourn to AD, saying the party was not surprised with the defection.
He stated that the party leadership, particularly those in the South-West had never for once trusted Oke’s claim that he is done with the PDP.
Abayomi said in the statement “that was why Oke was the first aspirant to raise an alarm over the governorship primaries.”
He boasted that APC would defeat Oke at his stronghold which is believed to be southern senatorial district, saying some credible politicians are already waiting for him to leave so that they can come in.