Senator Solomon Adeola, aka Yayi, has denied reports that he has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, and defected to the African Democratic Congress, ADC, recently adopted by former president Olusegun Obasanjo alongside his supporters.
In a statement on Sunday, Kayode Odunaro, spokesperson for the senator however said it is true that some supporters of the senator from Ogun Central decided to move into the ADC after their efforts to join APC had been frustrated over time and conclusively during the congresses of APC.
He said: “Adeola Yayi has not openly or covertly directed any of his supporters found in SDP, LP and other political parties operational in Ogun State to move to any other political party as he remains firmly rooted in APC and the progressives of the South west, a root that span his entire political life of over 20 years under credible progressive leaders.
“It is therefore preposterous and misinformation for anyone to alleged that he directed his supporters to join a conservative party like ADC while he remains in APC.
“The truth of the matter is that all his supporters in APC from Ogun Central like Rt.Hon. Tunji Egbetokun, former Speaker of OGHA, Hon. Kunle Adeshina, former APC Ogun Central Senatorial chairman and Hon. O. Jolaoso, a sitting APC state legislator representing Ewekoro among others with their supporters are still in APC while some from in SDP are already in APC on their own volition.
“The few fringe admirers of Yayi that switched party recently were those that had earlier left a faction of PDP in the state and seek party affiliation having been frustrated in their efforts to join APC.
“Senator Adeola remains in APC and encourage all his supporters to remain steadfast in APC and in their support and prayers for him adding that efforts are ongoing in trying to resolve any differences or grievances within the party while his consultations continues,” the statement read.