A member of the House of Representatives from Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Oyo State, Honourable Shina Peller, has formally announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Accord Party (AP).
The lawmaker made the announcement on the floor of the House on Tuesday.
Recall that last week the federal lawmaker renounced his membership of the APC and explained that his decision was due to the undemocratic actions of some gladiators within the Oyo State chapter of the party who are determined to take the youth and majority for granted.
Explaining why he settled for Accord, in a statement issued on Tuesday, Peller disclosed that he entered talks with his new party and others after he left the APC.
Peller, who said there were numerous options, noted that the AP has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke Ogun being the first party in Oyo state to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to the region.
The statement read: “Earlier today (Tuesday) on the floor of the house of representatives, I announced my defection from the All Progressives Congress to Accord Party.
“After my exit from the APC, we engaged with other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord for very peculiar reasons.
“Accord party happens to be the first party in Oyo state to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun considering that Ogbomosho Zone had done two terms.
“The party has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke-Ogun. It has given us hope and a sense of belonging.
“In Oyo State, the Accord party is a force to reckon with, its internal democracy mechanism is intact, a component lacking in other parties.
“Accord party is also strategic as it concerns balloting. On the ballot paper, Accord comes first before the two major parties. With Accord as our party, voting sensitization becomes easier for us to do.
“Today, I would like to inform the general public that I am now with the Accord party. The logo of the Accord constantly reminds me and other well-meaning Nigerians of their civic responsibility – to vote for credible leaders.
“In Oke-Ogun, Oyo North Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, the Accord Party is our strength, its logo is our thumb – it’s our power and we shall make it count.”