A three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Gboyega Isiaka, has reportedly dumped the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Concise News understands that on Monday, Isiaka led leaders and members of the ADC to meet with Governor Dapo Abiodun for talks on how to perfect their defection to the APC.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Isiaka said he had confidence that the present administration will take Ogun State to a higher pedestal.
While explaining the reason behind his support visit to the governor, Isiaka expressed optimism that something positive would happen between his group and the APC very soon.
He said: “We came to see our Governor as a way of moving our relationship forward. We had interactions with our people all over the State and they mandated us to come and talk with our Governor. All the areas that needed clarification, we have gotten them. So we need to go back to them and within the next couple of days, the full outcome of this meeting will be made known to the public.
“We are very confident because the morning shows the night from what we have seen in five months. If we had not seen positive signs, we probably would not have graduated our relationship. I have come with the leadership of my political structure all across the State. This is to signify the fact that we are very confident and happy with the way government is going about putting the state on a greater scale.”
Isiaka explained that there were positive developments between his group and the State Chapter of the APC. He added that it was not for him to disclose because his team would be reporting back to their superiors.
“I am not here on behalf of the ADC, but I have come as a leader that led a political movement into the ADC a few months ago and so I have come here on the platform of that political movement. Majority of us are members of ADC, but I am not here to talk of ADC because the party has its procedures,” he added.
Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun, who confirmed receipt of Chief Gboyega Nasir Isiaka and team in his Oke-Mosan Office, explained that the APC will be furthering its relationship with other parties in collective service to State.
“I received in my Oke-Mosan Office yesterday, (GNI), who led his political movement on a visit. Chief Isiaka is the leader of the Believe Movement and candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the last Ogun State governorship election.
It will be recalled that Isiaka and his brother, Wasiu Isiaka were members of Abiodun’s transition committee, fuelling speculations that there might have been a political agreement between Abiodun and Isiaka prior to the governorship election.