Former board member of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Mrs. Remi Fadipe and key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mrs. Fadipe joined the APC Sunday evening in her Are Ekiti Ward in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area along with about 60 of her supporters.
She was received into the APC fold by the State Deputy Chairman, Mrs. Kemisola Olaleye; Ekiti Central Senatorial Chairman, Chief George Ojo; State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun; State Women Leader, Mrs. Dupe Bakare, ward and local government executives of the party.
Mrs. Fadipe said she quit the PDP because of alleged injustice, dictatorial tendencies and failure of Governor Ayo Fayose to carry everybody along in party and governmental affairs.
She expressed regrets that key PDP leaders in all parts of the state are leaving the state ruling party in droves over Fayose’s leadership style which, according to her, has rendered the party unpopular in Ekiti.
According to her, she was attracted to the APC because of the quality of leadership and sincerity exhibited by President Muhammadu Buhari in tackling the problems created by the 16-year leadership of the PDP.
The ex-FERMA chief promised to work hard for the APC in Are Ward, Irepodun/Ifelodun council area in future elections describing her new party’s chances as “very bright”.
Ekiti APC Deputy Chairperson Mrs. Olaleye who described Mrs.Fadipe as a grassroots mobilizer who will be an asset to her new party.
She said new party members in APC are accorded the same privilege with old members describing Mrs. Fadipe as a “big giant, a mobilizer who has a lot if electoral value.”