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Senator Teslim Folarin has confirmed that APC is waxing stronger in Oyo state.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, has confirmed that All Progressive Congress (APC) is waxing stronger in the state.

Folarin made this known on Saturday at the Party Secretariat in Oke Ado area of Ibadan while welcoming some decampees into APC fold.

Among political gladiators that officially decamped into the progressive party were former gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of Action Democratic Congress (ADC) Engineer Remi Oseni, a serving People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member of House of Representatives, Hon. Ajibola Muraina, former Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on local government and Chieftaincy matter, Asiwaju Yemi Aderibigbe.

9Janewshub.com.ng further reports that the decampees led no fewer than 45,000 of their loyalists from ADC, PDP and Accord members to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state.

Folarin while addressing journalists at the gathering debunked factions rumour among the APC in the state, He stressed that the party is waxing stronger day by day.

He said many more people are still coming to join APC from ruling PDP in the state. He noted that with the array of bigwigs that joined the party from the PDP, ADC and Accord, it is a clear manifestation for the APC to be victorious in 2023 general elections in the state.

The programme that was anchored by the state Chairman of the party, Mr. Isaac Omodewu, also had in attendance, Alhaji Mojeed Olaoya, Barrister Lowo Obisesan, Hon. Adigun Abiodun, while leaders of the defectors includes Engr. Remi Oseni, 2019 ADC gubernatorial aspirant ; Hon. (Dr.) Ajibola Saubana Muraina three-term serving member House of Representatives; Asiwaju (Barr.) Yemi Aderibigbe, former Executive Chairman, Akinyele LGA and former Special Adviser to Governors Seyi Makinde and Abiola Ajimobi; Hon. Ademola Omotoso former Executive Chairman of Ibadan North LGA; Hon. Segun Okedeji, Fmr Chairman ibarapa north west LCDA; Hon Akeem Okedina, former Chairman of Ido LGA; Chief Michael Adegbite, former state chairman PDP and former executive chairman of Kajola LGA;

Others are Hon. Wasiu Emiola, former State Secretary Oyo PDP and former member Oyo SUBEB; Hon. Soji Olaojo, former educational secretary and former state chairman of NNPP; Sir Adigun Olawuwo, former Oyo senatorial chairman of PDP; Hon. Hussein Akinlabi, 2019 ADC House of Rep candidate for Ibarapa Central/North; Alhaji Surakat Busari, former leader of PDP in Akinyele LGA and Hon Femi Ajayi Oye, former leader of PDP in Lagelu LGA.

Other parties’ top notched includes Chief Olawuwo Adigun, former vice-chairman (South) PDP Oyo State; Hon. Sabitu Moliki, former state Ex Officio of PDP; Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye, former State Youth Leader of both PDP and ADC; Hon. Gbenga Coker, former State Organising Secretary of Accord Party; Hon. Lukman Adeoye, former Secretary of PDP in Ibarapa East LGA and former State Youth Leader of ADC; Hon, Bola Akinyemi, former State administrative secretary Accord Party and former member of Governing Council, The Polytechnic Ibadan; Hon Suleiman Awujoola, former National Southwest Chairman, Atiku Abubakar organization; and Mrs Hannah Olufunke Babarinde, former federal Constituency Women Leader of PDP Ibarapa North/Central.

Other defected PDP leaders from Ibarapa Central LGA where Rt. Hon. Muraina comes from included Alhaji Abiola Azeez, PDP Chairman for Ibarapa Central; Mrs Toyin Afolabi, Women Leader PDP Ibarapa Central; and Hon. Lukmon Uthmon, former PDP state assistant secretary. Other former PDP leaders from the council area that ported to APC are Alhaji Rasaq Olatunde Garai, Chief Segun Adeleye, Chief Isiaka Oladoja, Hon. Olakunle Sunmonu, Mrs Nike Adegoke, Mr. Bayo Okedokun, Alhaji Najeem Afolabi, Mr. Akanni Oyadiran, Mr. Alani Oguntade, Mrs Funmilayo Olabiyi, Pastor Gbadebo, and among others.

Also in his address at the programme, the three term serving lawmaker, Muraina said that he has joined APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He said he and other former members of PDP joined the APC in order to complement the effort of old members.

He explained that he and all his supporters from his constituency have joined APC.

“We are here to complement the efforts of old members. The people of Oyo state want development. Let allow God to determine things. Let us work for the glory of Oyo state”. Hon. Muriana said.

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