Oladimeji Bankole, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has expressed his readiness to dump the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday in Abuja by Mamman Mohammed, Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor and Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
“Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe and Chairman, APC CECPC today hosted Bankole and Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa.
“The three leaders discussed on wide range of political issues, including the movement of the former speaker and his supporters into APC.
“It is evident that APC’s opportunities in Ogun are growing and widening,” Mohammed said.
Reacting to the purported defection move, Yabayi Sani, ADP National Chairman, said he would not be surprised if Bankole decides to join the APC.
“That is typical of an average Nigerian politician, they are only good in sharing not in building,” he said.
Bankole would be the second prominent politician from Ogun state in recent times to join the APC after Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of the state and former Director-General of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, recently defected.