2019: Intrigues, nightmares of defections

  It’s a season of defections and Nigerian politicians are switching camps and crossing carpet to presumably safer grounds. In the Nigerian political environment, defection is not a strange phenomenon, having happened several times in the political history of the country. Since 2003, many politicians have moved from one political party to another in a bid to reposition themselves for political offices. The defections came to a head in 2014 after the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) through the merger of about three political parties. The People’s Democratic…

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Mass defection hits Osun APC

9 exco, 6,000 members defect to ADP   The gale of defection rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) hit the Osun State chapter of the party as nine members of its executive and 6,000 members yesterday defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP). The officials, who tendered their jointly signed resignation letter addressed to Osun APC Chairman, Gboyega Famodun, said that they took the decision after due consultations with their mentors, close political associates and lovers of the party. Led by the Deputy State Chairman, Alhaji Azeez Issa Adesiji, other…

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