With just a week to the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State , some members of the African Democratic Congress have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state .
The defectors , who were led by the state chairperson of the ADC , Tokunbo Adetoro, were received to the APC by the party chairman , Ade Adetimehin , on Saturday , at the party secretariat , in Akure , the state capital.
The defectors promised to work with the APC to ensure that the candidate of the party, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu , win the forthcoming governorship poll .
Welcoming the defectors to the APC , Adetimehin commended them for taking what he called “ the right step in the right direction” .
He expressed confidence that their association with the APC would further boost the chances of the ruling party at the poll .
On her part , Adetoro said the decision to collapse the ADC structure for the ruling party was informed by the performance of the Akeredolu – led government across the state .We will work for the success of the APC in Saturday ’s election because Governor Akeredolu deserves a second term ,” Adetoro said .
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