Former presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has dumped the Peoples Trust and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Olawepo-Hashim announced his defection in a statement on Wednesday titled “Prominent politician, Olawepo-Hashim, pitches tent with APC.”
The statement quoted him as saying that the former presidential candidate opted for the APC to actualise his vision because the party is not just populated by people with whom they founded the opposition Peoples Democratic Party together, but also because the party is a reasonable pathway for the preservation of the unity and progress of the nation.
He stated that he is now convinced about the passion of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption even though critics have questioned the effectiveness of his anti-corruption crusade.
Meanwhile, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Senator Joy Emordi has dumped the party for the APC.
The Anambra politician was officially received into the APC in Abuja on Wednesday, 4th August by the Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni.
Explaining why she dumped the PDP for APC, Senator Emordi noted that the ruling party has become more attractive by showing commitment to the people of the southeast and she believes the APC is committed to Nigeria.