Moshood Adeoti, the former Secretary to the State Government, under Rauf Aregbesola administration, on Friday, dumped the Action Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
The governorship candidate of ADP in Osun State announced the development at his campaign office in Osogbo, the state capital of Osun, on Friday.
Recall Adeoti dumped the party before the 2018 governorship primary election of the Party when the National Working Committee decided to conduct a direct primary for the candidate.
He said, “several political and opinion leaders in the progressive fold across the state and even beyond have been making numerous overtures and mounting pressure on my humble self and my numerous supporters on the need for our chickens to come home to roost.”
Adeoti noted that his desire to return to the party was led by the likes of the former governor and pioneer National Chairman of the APC, Chief Adebisi Akande, immediate-past governor of the state and incumbent Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola and members of the State Elders Forum led by the former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Sola Akinwumi.
He said, “It must not also go without particular mention the numerous efforts made by the current Governor of the State, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, who in spite of his very busy schedule, tirelessly mounted pressure on me and my supporters through telephone calls and personal visit to my residence in lwo, in the company of the APC State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famoodun and Alhaji Razak Salinsile, the state Secretary of the APC, on the need for us to return to the All Progressives Congress, where he said we rightly belong.”
“Efforts by former and serving state governors across the federation are also worthy of being mentioned.”
Adeoti further stated that while at ADP he made history with the results garnered at the 2018 gubernatorial election in the state.
He stated that despite having barely less than two months to prepare for an election of such magnitude he was able to poll 49,742, saying that no candidate in the political history of the state has ever neared that feat.