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Acting Ogun Accord Party chairman defects to APGA

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Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

The Acting Chairman of the Ogun State chapter of Accord Party (AP), Adeyemi Alli, has  defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

AG is a newly inaugurated political party in the state.

Alli announced his defection on Tuesday during a radio programme on Sweet FM 107.1, Abeokuta. He alleged that he was sidelined by the leaders of the party led by Chief Doyin Okupe and others who just joined the party after he had emerged as the authentic chairman elected over a year ago.

He further alleged  that they made him Acting Chairman and nobody informed him on the inauguration of the party secretariat held  last week .

Alli said he and some aggrieved members of the party had concluded arrangements to defect to APGA “because of this charade and injustice”.

Reacting, the South West chairman of the party, Ojo Kayode  told journalists that the party was aware of Alli’s defection, describing him as “mere  acting Chairman”.

Kayode  who asserted  that there was no crisis in  the party, explained   that the national chairman had   during the inauguration of the party in Ogun state said that the  congress would be held in few months which he said  would officially produce the new  executive.

He said, “There is no crisis  in Accord Party. Adeyemi only acted as Chairman  for about nine months and during this period he was not connecting with the party. He has never held a meeting in the party or stepped his foot into the secretariat”.

” Exco emerge  in Accord party through congress like other political parties.
The last executive ended her  tenure in 2015 and since then no congress has been held to produce new exco. He was only selected to oversee the party pending the time another congress would be held. He was not elected. It was just a letter issued tohim to preside over the party.”