Over 3,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State.
This is in addition to 2,000 members of the Zenith Labour Party in the state joining the opposition PDP.
These persons were received at the PDP secretariat in Idanre town in Idanre Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.
According to the leader of the APC defectors, Lanre Olurakinse, the APC in Ondo is operated as an occultic body.
“The APC lacks internal democracy, that is why they are factionalised,” Olurakinse said.
“Since they came to power they have not integrated many members of the party, they are operating the party like an occultic group.
“We can’t stay in such a party any longer. Also, they have brought more hunger and hardship to the state, all the projects left by the previous administration had been abandoned.
“The party has lost its popularity in the state. We have to look for a better alternative. ”