PDP Lawmaker Defects To APC In Lagos Assembly
A member of the Lagos House of Assembly representing Ojo 1 constituency, Hon. Victor Akande, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
Hon. Akande was elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general election.
kande informed the House of his defection at plenary yesterday through a letter he addressed to the Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and read by the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Azeez Sanni.
In the letter, Akande said he was defecting because of the factionalisation of PDP not just to two but four factions especially in Lagos State.
“My defection is to further continue support of adding legislative excellence to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the political leadership of the Speaker of the Lagos Assembly who has impacted on legislative standard in the state.
“PDP has fallen apart and the centre can no longer hold so I have chosen to follow the stable APC. I thank PDP for giving me the political platform to showcase myself. I also thank my constituents and traditional rulers in my constituency for their support. I will continue to give them better representation and for me this is an home coming”, Akande said.