OVERVIEW OF: Ogun State PDP Lawmaker Decamps To APC
Hon. Kolawole Lawal, Member, House of Representatives has dumped the opposition camp, the Peoples Democratic Party to join the All progressives Congress, APC.
The development was disclosed on Tuesday, October 13 in a letter read before the lower chamber of the senate by Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House.
Gbajabiamila said the Kolawole who is representing the Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun State leave the party based on the internal crisis rocking his former party in his state. On his part during the reading of the letter, Toby Okechukwu, the Deputy Minority Leader, raise an order to declared Kolawole’s seat to vacant.
In his response, Gbajabiamila stated that he also raised the issue 4 years ago when some of his party members decamped to the PDP, ruling Okechukwu out of order.
“Do you remember when 38 members of our party, the APC including a serving Speaker decamped to your party, so did you raise any point of objection? Your voice is noted, since it is the same as last week, your voice is noted,” the speaker noted.
Meanwhile, the re-elected Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has been presented with his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).