Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has officially registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State.
The former lawmaker registered as an APC member at his ward 10, Iporo-Sodeke unit in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.
Speaking with thousands of his supporters, Bankole applauded members of the party for receiving him into the party, adding that the registration marks his official defection to the ruling party.
The former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party in the 2019 election also urged the party members to always pray for his steps and the success of the party.
He said, “Today is not for a long speech. The only thing I will say is that I have now joined APC. What is left is to continue praying on the step we have taken. It will be well by God’s grace.”
Recall that Bankole defected to the APC at a meeting with the National Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, in Abuja last week Monday.
The former speaker alongside the former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House by Buni.
Bankole also held a closed-door meeting with the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun at his office Oke Mosan last week Thursday, as part of moves to formalise his defection.