By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State, has said that it is not threatened by the decision of some of the elected officials of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state to defect to the Labour Party, LP.
The party, in a statement in Abeokuta, yesterday, by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sola Lawal, described the three law makers, both at the state and the federal levals, who defected from the party as “habitual renegades who are renowned political prostitutes.”
No fewer than nine lawmakers, including four who were members of the defunct ACN, reportedly defected to Labour Party in the state.
Reacting to the defection, the party said: “As far as our party, APC, is concerned, the purported defection is of no consequence. We are bold to say this because these characters have long lost their reckoning in our defunct ACN. When last did any of them attend even ordinary ward meeting in their constituencies? Since they have contributed nothing to the party in the first place, their defection is only a flight of fancy.
“In the typical manner of the prodigal, they have only gone back to their vomit. Remember that they came from PDP. Now they are back to the camp of their erstwhile traducer, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
“The lawmakers who have joined the LP have simply returned to where they belong: the camp of deceitful and selfish politicians who have nothing to show for the long years they held public office.
“The APC is the needed tonic, not only to tone up the tempo of infrastructural development in states controlled by the defunct ACN, but also the overall socio-economic development of the country which has been battered by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
“The APC was painstakingly conceived by like-minded Nigerians and groups in all geo-political zones in the country who have, for the first time in the nations political history, shed their political and ethnic interests and united to salvage Nigerians from the cruel jaws of the poverty-induced PDP.”