GPN senatorial candidate joins APC, backs Dapo Abiodun 

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Olasunkanmi Akinlotan
The Ogun Central Senatorial candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria, Mrs Abimbola Majekodunmi Onokoya has dumped her party for the All Progressives Congress.

Onokoya made this announcement to Journalists on Friday at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in Oke Ilewo after submitting an official letter to the party on Monday.
Onokoya who expressed concern over a number of abnormalities which she claimed to have eventually scuttled her chances at the last Saturday election, added that she saw hope in her new party.
The defector also explained that her action became imperative following the standing order of the GPN chairman for party members to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the senatorial district.
She said, “I used to be a political activist on Facebook and that was what my friends saw which make them call me to come to GPN but I told them that, the party I like is APC but eventually I went to GPN.
“But I also discovered that if I had to go and start from APC, I would have to go and queue so I had to agree with my friends.
“A day before the election, the state chairman of the GPN told members of the party to vote for PDP and they were very hostile to me since then.
“In fact, I got very angry when the state Chairman wrote on the party’s loop that members should not vote for me and instead they should vote for the PDP candidate, my opponent.
“Although they have all been suspended now by the national Chairman but I have left for APC.
“Imagine, they gave me party agents cards 7:20pm on the eve of the election day and they gave me 40 out of 74 wards. So, how do they expect me to distribute it at that time of the night? so I didn’t have party agents on the day of the election.
“So, how do I continue with a party that does not even have a structure?”
Advising the governor on the lingering crisis of the APC, the defector however advised the governor to tread softly, adding that if she is the governor’s wife she would ask him to stop after serving the people for eight years at the senate and as a governor.
“For Governor Amosun, if I am his wife, I will say honey, you have to stop now at least you have served for eight years. Four years as a senator and eight years as a governor.”

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