Three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Gboyega Isiaka, has been reported to be planning his defection from the African Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
According to the report, Isiaka and members of his party are in a meeting with the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, allegedly for discussion on how to perfect their defection to APC.
Isiaka while speaking on his support visit to Governor Abiodun, expressed optimism that something positive would happen between his group and the APC.
“We came to see our Governor as a way of moving our relationship forward. We had interactions with our people all over the State and they mandated us to come and talk with our Governor. All the areas that needed clarification, we have gotten them. So we need to go back to them and within the next couple of days, the full outcome of this meeting will be made known to the public.”
“We are very confident because the morning shows the night from what we have seen in five months. If we had not seen positive signs, we probably would not have graduated our relationship. I have come with the leadership of my political structure all across the State. This is to signify the fact that we are very confident and happy with the way government is going about putting the state on a greater scale”.
He added that their meeting is producing positive developments and he can not disclose any information at this time because his team would be reporting back to their superiors.
“I am not here on behalf of the ADC, but I have come as a leader that led a political movement into the ADC a few months ago and so I have come here on the platform of that political movement. Majority of us are members of ADC, but I am not here to talk of ADC because the party has its procedures.”
Governor Abiodun while speaking on the visit of Isiaka and his team said APC will be furthering its relationship with other political parties to move the state forward.
Recall that Isiaka, who was the anointed candidate of ex-Governor, Gbenga Daniel, contested under the platform of the Peoples Party of Nigeria in 2011, after losing the Peoples Democratic Party ticket to Tunji Olurin.
He was defeated by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the Action Congress of Nigeria in 2011. He was defeated again by Amosun when he contested under the platform of the PDP.
The relationship between the duo has been greeted with reactions by many Ogun state indigenes.
Isiaka and his brother, Wasiu Isiaka were members of Abiodun’s transition committee, a decision which stirred reactions that there might have been a political agreement between Abiodun and Isiaka prior to the governorship election.