The former Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly and former acting governor of the state, Chief Clarence Olafemi has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Olafemi, who was a member of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said his resolve to dump the ruling party for PDP in the state was borne out of the decision of his multitude of supporters to shift pole due to the overbearing attitude of the state governor, who had driven the original members of APC away from the party.
Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, he noted that “shortly after my return from abroad, my political group held a meeting and we resolved on three options: the first option was to wait for the outcome of reconciliation initiated by APC at national level, whether it will pacify our members.
“Some members who were not satisfied with the option were of the opinion that neither the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello nor the party leadership at Abuja can be trusted because there were several reconciliation committees, but nothing came out of them at the end of the tunnel.”
The former Speaker added that the second option of his political group was to move to APDA, a new political party.
“The third option was to move to the Peoples Democratic Party since it was our former party that we defected from and we cannot be new there. My supporters intended to wait till December this year, but when the party announced their wards and local government congresses, my supporters across the three senatorial districts of the state moved enmass to PDP in order to be part of the Congress”, he said.