Former deputy state chairman, in person of Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state over the weekend.
There has been report that some local government chairmen and members of the local government executive of the party across the eighteen local government areas of the state also defected.
While noting that the defectors from the ZLP are joining the train to a secured and better future, the ex-ZLP deputy chairman said there must be deliberate plan for self-sustainable with the issue of coronavirus and its implications on the economy of the world.
He said ”I’m here with the executives of the ZLP , we are joining you after we took a cursory look at the economic situation of the state and we realized that there has been a gap created by the Mimiko administration which we were part of before.
He hinted that the local government leaders in Ondo East and Ondo West local government areas will collapse their structure and join the APC this weekend.
The state Chairman of the APC, Engr. Ade Adetimehin received them and handed them over to the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Responding, Governor Akeredolu assured that his administration will pursue the establishment of the deep sea port and actualize the dreams for the economic prosperity of the state.