Ex-Works Minister Ogunlewe Dumps PDP, Joins APC
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, confirmed the development in an interview with a political correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State. He was reacting to the recent defection of his son, Moyosore from the PDP to the APC.
Moyosore contested for a place in the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the PDP but lost and soon after, announced his resignation from the PDP. He has been attending APC meetings in his area with other APC chieftains, including Bayo Osinowo, a member of the state assembly and senator-elect for the Lagos East Senatorial District.
Ogunlewe told NAN that his lawyer son had indeed, defected to the APC and that he would be joining him within the next 30 days. He said his decision to dump the PDP was because the party was rudderless and that it had been perpetually enmeshed in crisis.
Ogunlewe said he saw no future in the PDP and that nobody should expect a politician of his status to stay in a house where some leaders were only after their selfish interests.
The former minister said that issues arising from the governorship elections exposed the fact that some people were only after money and not the progress of the PDP in Lagos State