Notable leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Prince Elumaro Adesanmi, a.k.a Oando, and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) leaders with thousands of their followers from Irele and Okitipupa Local Government Areas of Ondo State have defected to the ruling Labour Party in the state.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the state deputy chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dele Akinyele, received them at a grand rally held at Ode-Irele.
The defectors include Mr Deola Ayelomi (ACN chieftain and deputy chairman of Omoluabi group), Mr Michael Emakaro (PDP), Mr Akintan Kayode (ACN), Robert Abele (PDP), Dele Akinloye (PDP), Fameso Damilola (PDP), Adetarami Femi (PDP) and Koledoye Adegoke (Galaxy group).
While welcoming them into Labour Party, Mimiko noted that the party was ready at all times to receive genuine politicians with the sole motive to work for the success of the party and for the continuity of the laudable programmes of his administration.
Mimiko, who restated the commitment of the Labour Party government to completely transform Ondo State, promised to continue to work for the people of the State.
In their speeches, the defectors said laudable projects of the Mimiko administration would make him to be victorious in the October 20 gubernatorial election.