After weeks of speculation, one of the aggrieved governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress(APC) yesterday [Oct. 1] joined the Alliance for Democracy(AD). Oke, who polled 576 votes after the September 3 gubernatorial primaries, said he dumped the party because of the action of its National chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
Oyegun overruled the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) that called for fresh primary following irregularities detected by the Appeal Committee that probed the post-primary crisis. Addressing crowd of supporters at his Ijapo estate residence, Oke said since the leadership of the party had failed to do justice to the irregularities, he decided to dump APC to realise his aspiration under the AD.
Oke, who was the former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described APC as a good party but lamented it had been hijacked by some cabals.