Oyo lawmaker decamps to nonexisting party

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A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Joshua Oyebamiji, displayed crass ignorance on the floor of the house on Thursday while announcing his defection from Accord Party, under which platform he won election.

Oyebamiji, who represents Akinyele 1 in the House, made his declaration before the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who came to present the 2018 budget.

Even though he is the chairman, House Committee on Information, the lawmaker seems not to know the difference between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressives Party (APP).

He mentioned the latter (instead of the former) three times as the party he was moving to in a prepared speech read to announce his defection before the house.

The lawmaker hinged his decision to leave Accord to the rancour in the party and the fact that their leader and former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja, had recently left to join the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ajimobi, while welcoming him, urged other lawmakers who don’t belong to the APC yet to follow suite.

He also informed that some big names in the state will formally declare for APC on Saturday.



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