Mass defection hit Oyo

Nine members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday
announced their defection from the party on whose ticket they won
their seat to a new party.
The defection which saw five members of the ruling All Progressive
Congress (APC) dumping the party for the African Democratic
Congress (ADC), three members of the Accord party and one
member of the Labour Party also joined the ADC.
The defectors were led by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Abdulwasi
Musah with their letters of defection read on the floor of the
assembly by the Clerk of the house, Mr Paul Bankole during
Other members who defected include Mr Lukman Balogun (Labour
Party to ADC), Mr Bolaji Badmus (APC to ADC), Mr Azeez
Billiaminu (Accord to ADC) and Mr Ganiyu Oseni (APC to ADC).
Others are Mr. Olusegun Olaleye (APC to ADC), Mr Samson
Oguntade (Accord to ADC) and Mr. Muideen Olagunju (Accord to
With the defection of the nine members the ADC now have 12
members against the ruling APC whose membership strength
stands at 18 members and the People’s Democratic Party left with
2 members in the house.
Also during Tuesday plenary, the house appealed to the Oyo state
government to urgently come to the rescue of the state owned
institutions with bailout funds and upgrade of subventions released
to the institutions.
The appeal followed the discussions on a motion brought to the
plenary by Mr Olaleye (Ibadan North 2 state constituency) entitled
“financial bailout and improved subvention to Oyo state territory
Hon Olaleye said the speedy approval of bailout fund to state
tertiary institutions in the state will prevent them from total
In their separate contributions, the speaker Mr Olagunju Ojo and
some members emphasized the need for government to take
proactive steps by improved subvention given to the tertiary
institutions for the advancement of education sector.
Also the Chairman parliamentary council Mr Olusegun Ajanaku
presented a motion on the need to renovate the Obafemi Awolowo
stadium for improved services.
The motion co-sponsored by Mr. Olusegun Ajanaku and Mr Fatai
Adesina enjoined the federal government to hand over the
management of stadium to the state for proper restoration and
maximum utilization for promotion of sporting activities.
The house in their unanimous decision urged Federal government
to allow state to manage the maintenance of the stadium.

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