The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Irepo/Oorelope/Olorunsogo federal constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, Hon. Olumide Ojerinde, along with thousands of his supporters has dumped the party for Accord.
The Oyo State federal lawmaker said the move was to serve his people better and enable him to pursue his political interest.
Speaking with journalists in Igboho, Ojerinde said:
“My decision to leave APC is anchored on the continuing multifaceted crisis that has bedevilled the APC, especially at the state and local government levels which has created not only credibility problems, but has undermined party discipline, cohesion and focus as exhibited during the last APC primaries in my federal constituency”.
Ojerinde, who said the situation in the APC at the state level had not helped matters, added that the situation was depicted by a lack of political focus, credibility and poor leadership.
“In exercise of my constitutional right of freedom of association under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and pursuant to the provision contained in Section 68(g) of the said Constitution, I and my supporters from across the three local government areas have decided to transfer our membership of the APC to the Accord Party, with all the rights and duties accruing thereto.