Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, about 300 chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress in Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The Director, Media and Publicity of the APC in Ondo State, Mr Steve Otaloro confirmed this on Monday.
The defectors, according to Otaloro, were grassroots political leaders from different parts of Idanre Local Government.
Welcoming the former PDP chieftains at the event held in Idanre town, the state Chairman of the APC, Mr Ade Adetimehin, commended them for their courage to join the “winning team”.
He assured them that no one will be treated as new members in the party, saying they would be treated equally.
Adetimehin also urged them to use their political experience and influence to work for the success of all candidates of APC at the forthcoming general elections.
Adetimehin said, “Today’s event is different. These people are all present here are physical and practical. They are tested politicians of note. Among them are former ward chairmen, supervisory councillors, executives of a local government and spokesperson of a former governorship candidate in the state.
“If 300 people left a political party, it means a lot, and at the grassroots for that matter. Idanre is full of progressive people. I can assure you now that any time, any day, APC will win Idanre Local Government in 2023 general elections.