The lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Shina Peller has announced his defection to the Accord Party.
Naija News reports that this is coming days after he dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after failing to grab the party’s senatorial ticket for Oyo North.
Peller, who is popularly for his ownership of one of Nigeria’s top night clubs, disclosed he has moved to the Accord Party while announcing his resignation from the APC on the floor of the House of Representatives during plenary on Tuesday.
He said: “After my exit from the APC, we engaged other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord for very peculiar reasons.”
According to him, Accord Party “happens to be the first party in Oyo State to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun considering that Ogbomosho Zone had done two terms.
“The party has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke-Ogun. It has given us hope and a sense of belonging.”
Peller stated that Accord Party internal democracy mechanism is intact, a component lacking in other parties.
He said: “Today, I would like to inform the general public that I am now with Accord party. The logo of the Accord constantly reminds me and other well-meaning Nigerians of their civic responsibility – to vote for credible leaders.
“In Oke-Ogun, Oyo North Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, Accord Party is our strength, its logo is our thumb – it’s our power and we shall make it count.”