At least three thousand (3,000) members of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) were said to have relinquished the membership of their respective parties to join Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State.
Concise News learnt that the defected members were received by the Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, at the weekend.
The defected politicians, who are from Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Kajola and Iseyin were led by Chief Basiru Ahmed Aranse who described their defections as homecoming.
Mustapha, while speaking, admitted the political sagacity and strong political structure of Alhaji Basiru Ahmed Aranse-led APC and ZLP defectors.
He described their coming into PDP as the end of APC in the four local government areas.
Mustapha, however, enjoined the decampees to be of good conduct.
He urged them to join hands with the leadership of PDP at the ward, local and state levels in other to give a boost to Governor Seyi Makinde’s drive to make PDP the preferred party by Oyo State citizens.