BREAKING | Dimeji Bankole Leaves PDP Joins ADP
Nigeria’s former speaker, Rt. Hon Dimeji Bankole has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the newly registered Mega Party, Action Democratic Party (ADP).
The defection was done in his home State, Abeokuta capital city of Ogun State in the presence of all the 20 chairmen and other stakeholders of ADP.
The defection was further confirmed in a release signed by the party’s state publicity secretary, Mr Sunday Adeleye, made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, on Monday, urging members of the party to remain focused and be committed to issues affecting it.
Bankole according to the statement said the victory of the party in the forthcoming general elections required the effort of all members, hence the need for them to shun all acts capable of jeopardising its success.
The statement reads,” The Rt Hon Dimeji Bankole has assured members that he is now with the party and subsequently declared his full support for the party.
“He stressed the need for members of Action Democratic Party (ADP) to remain focused and committed as well shun acts that could jeopardise the success of the party. The former speaker said the victory of the party in the coming polls requires the concerted efforts of the entire members.”
The party at its expanded executive meeting had directed that membership registration should commence in all the 20 local government areas of the state.
It said that all local government executive committee would be put in place to facilitate the inauguration of ward executives.
The party also said that all elective positions would be made open to all aspirants and charged all aspirants to indicate interest in accordance to the laws as stipulated in the Electoral Act.
The State Chairman, Chief Wale Egunleti, charged members to be ready for the task ahead and to make sure the party wins elections at all levels come 2019.