…As Fuji musician, Obesere, others join APC
By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
LAGOS—AHEAD of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, met with members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Lagos State and cautioned them against instigating violence during the exercise.
Vanguard gathered that the transport Union members met with the APC national leader at his residence in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, to congratulate him over the victory of his party at the just concluded Presidential election and discuss about upcoming elections in the state.
The NURTW members were led by Chairman, Lagos State Branch, Tajudeen Agbede; the Treasurer, Musiliu Akinsanya (a.k.a MC Oluomo) and others.
At the meeting, it was gathered that Tinubu, who was accompanied by Senator Ganiyu Solomon, urged the members to cast their votes for the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other candidates of the party.
Meanwhile, popular Fuji maestro, Abass Akande, popularly called Obesere, yesterday, led other members of political parties including Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to decamp to the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the Saturday, March 9, Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Obsere defected from the PDP, while other decampees from political parties include a Senatorial candidate of Democratic Party of Nigeria, DPN, Lagos West; Mr. Kayode Olabode; the Action Democratic Party, House of Representatives candidate, in Apapa Constituency, Mary Dominance, Lolo Linda Famoroti, State Coordinator of non-Indigenes in PDP, Lagos State, Mrs. Adeniyi Abiola, Lagos State, Coordinator of Articulated Agenda in Lagos, among others.
The defectors were received by Chairman of APC in Lagos, Tunde Balogun, represented by State Secretary, Dr. Wale Ahmed at a formal reception, held at the party’s Secretariat, Acme, Ogba.