Friday, July 13, 2018 6:27 am
The Democrats in Ogun State have defected to the Alliance for Democracy because of what they called many undemocratic practices in the state.
Spokesman for the group, Engr Kunle Adeshina the lmmediate past Chairman of All progressive Congress in Ogun, on behave of the democrats confirmed to newsmen in Press Center, Iweroyin,Abeokuta that over 40,000 members registered across the 236 wards of Ogun State with offices in the 20 local government areas and wards.
Adesina also made it known that the Democrats have been in existence for over two years, “therefore we have members from different political parties like PDP, SDP and UPN.”
“We share the ideals of the Democrats and support the aspiration of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (a.k.a Yayi) to run for the governorship of Ogun State.
“Unfortunately the new members have also been excluded from participating in the affairs of All Progress Congress (APC) due to the same undemocratic practices of Mr. Governor,” he added.
“However, we members of Democrats are determined to continue our agitation for internal party democracy and majority rule in the politics of Ogun State, one of such undemocratic practices of the governor is the unilateral removal of seven party chairmen who were duly elected at the 2014 party Congress.”
“Having exhausted all avenues to find redress within without any success, members of the APC Democrats have decided to take their destiny in their hands.
“Therefore we unanimously resolve to leave APC for a more democratic political platform which was one of the foundations of the current democratic organization being enjoyed in the country. The Alliance for Democracy is a foundation player in the current republic and has also been at the helm of affairs in Ogun State and other southwest states with developmental achievements and unblemished records.”
The democrats however “called on all progressive elements across the nooks and crannies of Ogun State to join hands with us to salvage our dear state.”