By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Former deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George and Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Yinka Olona have expressed divergent views on  defection from one party to another  by politicians in the country.

Chief Olabode George

They were reacting to Tuesday’s defection by some lawmakers at the National Assembly from the All Progressives Congress, APC to PDP.

While George claimed that defection did not represent the core values Nigeria’s founding father stood for, Olona stressed that any politician could defect to another party when the party failed to uphold the values he believes in.

They spoke, Tuesday, at the 2018 summit of  Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, themed: “Rebuilding Democratic values in Nigeria,” held in Ikeja, which was also attended by National Conscience Party, NCP Presidential aspirant, Martin Onovo.


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