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Weeks After Media Reports, Eight Oyo PDP Lawmakers Debunk Defection Insinuations


After more than two weeks of media reports that eight PDP lawmakers in the Oyo state house of Assembly was planning to dump the party for the opposition APC, the concerned lawmakers have publicly said its untrue

One of the lawmakers, member representing Iwajowa State Constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Hakeem Adedibu described as untrue a report that eight PDP Lawmakers who were unable to secure the party’s tickets for a 2nd term were planning to defect to another political party.

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Hon Adedibu debunked the report during plenary while speaking on behalf of others, under personal explanation.

He explained that though he and the other seven members will not be returning to the House in 2023, there is no plan to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP .

It will recalled that, some weeks ago Hon Hakeem Adedibu, Hon Ayo Fatokun (Akinyele 1), Hon Adebunmi Olayiwola (Oorelope), Hon Rasaq Ademola (Ibadan South East 1), Hon Olagoke Francis (Ibadan North East 1), Hon Hakeem Obadara (Ibadan North West) Hon Francis Adetunji (Oluyole) and Hon Fola Oyekunle (Ibadan North 1) were all in both online and conventional publications, where stories reportedly revealed their plans to defect to an opposition party.

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” On behalf of other seven members, i Hon Hakeem Adedibu wish to state categorically that there was never a plan by me or any of the other seven members of the PDP to defect to another party . Nothing will make us leave our party. I never even planned to re-contest in the first place and the same goes for others. So, for some people to be saying that we are leaving the PDP because we are not returning to the House is false and baseless. ” Hon Hakeem Adedibu.

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