Five days to Ondo election: ZLP chair, others defect to APC


Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s re-election bid got a boost on Tuesday, October 6, as scores of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) members reportedly defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure, the state capital.
TVC reported that defectors were led by the chairman of the ZLP in Ondo East local government area, Olamigoke Busayo, who resigned from the ZLP on Sunday, October 4. The state chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin, received the defectors, saying the ZLP’s fortune has crumbled with the collapse of its structure in Ondo East.
He described the former ZLP chairman as a notable politician and viable asset to any political party. Meanwhile, the alleged plan to form an alliance between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has been ruled out. Babatope Okeowo, the media aide to the ZLP governorship candidate, Agboola Ajayi, said he does not need to enter into an alliance with any political party before winning the election. The media coordinator of the Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, Benson Enikuomehin, on his part described the rumoured alliance as a typical tale by the moonlight.

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