A new twist has crept into the defection of supposed loyalists of strongman of Ogun chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), late Senator Buruji Kashamu, to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC).
The PDP disowned the defectors, describing them as “political merchants” and people planted in its midst to “cause disaffection and disharmony.”
Former Director General of Governorship Campaign Team of Kashamu, Aare Remilekun Bakare, former Commissioner for Special Duties during the administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Chief Kola Sorinola and a number of others from Abeokuta South, Obafemi Owode and Abeokuta North Local Governments who were once loyal to Kashamu, declared for APC on Monday evening.
They were received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ogun APC Caretaker Committee chairman Chief Yemi Sanusi and other leaders of the ruling party, including former Reps member, Chief Bode Mustapha and Adekunle Adesina.
But less than 24 hours after the defection, Ogun PDP said the defectors were neither leaders in the party nor members of late Kashamu’s political family.