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Confusion As Former Minister Speaks On Dumping PDP For APC

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There was confusion on Friday over the purported defection of a former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

While reports have gone viral about his defection, the Senator told Daily Trust that he still remains in PDP, saying the report that he had dumped PDP was not true.

Daily Trust reports that speculations have been rife in Lagos PDP that Ogunlewe might be on his way out following his seemingly intractable friction with the leadership of the party.

Ogunlewe who was Minister of Works between 2003 and 2006 under former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government has opposed the appointment of the present state Chairman, Dr Adegbola Dominic after the resignation of the former Chairman, Mashood Salvador.

He also, during the electioneering of the party for the just concluded 2019 elections, criticized the management of campaign of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the governorship running mate, Mr Jimi Agbaje.

Naija News learnt that there has been no love between Ogunlewe and former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Olabode George who is the leader of the party in the state.

It would be recalled that Ogunlewe’s son, Moyosore, who was the PDP House of Assembly candidate for Kosofe 1 Constituency, had resigned his membership of the PDP and eventually joined the APC.

When contacted on Friday, Ogunlewe, however, debunked report of his defection, saying it was not true.

But he warned that there is a lot of crises in the party which if not urgently resolved could spark an exodus of people from the party.

“We have a lot of crises in Lagos PDP. They put nonentities at the structure of the party.

“They put a mechanic as the Chairman of the ward. If nothing is done quickly, everybody will leave”, he said


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.