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Gov Mimiko’s loyalists dump PDP for APC

21 December 2015, 17:56

Akure - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has lost two of its key members to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports Leadership.

The two former PDP members, Senator Ayo Akinyelure and Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi are strong allies of Gov. Olusegun Mimiko.

Akinyelure represented Ondo Central, Mimiko’s senatorial district, in the seventh National Assembly.

Also read: Ex-minister dumps PDP for APC

Osunyikanmi served the governor as a special assistant, senior special assistant and commissioner for Education. 

Osunyikanm was also a former Special Adviser on International Relations to former President Goodluck Jonathan before becoming the Director-General of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC).

The duo said they left the PDP with their supporters because of the need to support the change agenda of the Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

They said their decision was taken after several months of wide consultations with their esteemed leaders, constructive constituents, fervent followers and very distinguished admirers from the length and breadth of the state.

Read more at Leadership.

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