The former Speaker of House of Representative, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the newly registered Action Democratic Party, ADP.
Dimeji’s father, who is also the chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, Chief Alani Bankole, confirmed the defection in an interview yesterday that his son is now a chieftain of the opposition ADP.
Naija News gathered that the former Speaker was selected as one of the members of the newly inaugurated contact and mobilisation committee of the party for the 2019 general elections.
The National Chairman of the party Mr. Yabaji Sani, during the inauguration yesterday in Abuja, said the committee was set up “to serve as vehicle to reach the unreached or reluctant to embark on decisive measures to rescue Nigeria.”
Mr. Sani said that the party came into existence to address all the challenges bedeviling the country.
He said, “Our economy is in the doldrums, education has virtually collapsed, insecurity has become pervasive with several of our country men and women, mowed down daily by criminal elements.
“Obviously, we cannot keep silent in the face of evil and daunting challenges. ADP has stepped in to change the narrative. We are determined to rebuild Nigeria into an egalitarian nation where tribe and religion will never be factors that determine a citizen level of attainment.”
In his remarks, the Chairman of the 32-member committee, Senator Roland Owie, said the panel was established to salvage the country from hardship and raise a new generation of party faithful and Nigerians.