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Oyo 2015: Lanlehin Defects To Accord Party To Realise Governorship Ambition

The Senator representing Oyo. South Senatorial District in the Upper Legislative Chamber, Senator  Olufemi Lanlehin, has quit the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Accord Party to realize his political aspiration.

The Senator is reputed to be gunning for the governorship seat of his state currently being occupied by Senator Abiola Ajimobi of the APC. With the APC having decided to return Ajimobi as its flagbearer, Lanlehin has taken the option of defection to realise his ambition.

The Senator in a letter sent to the Senate President, Senator David Mark which reads: “I contested and got elected into the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2011 under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). The said political party sometimes merged with other registered political parties and now registered and known as the All Progressives Congress(APC).

“In exercise of my constitutional right to freedom of association under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(as amended) and pursuant to the proviso contained in Section 68(g) of the said Constitution, I decided to transfer my membership of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria to the Accord Party, with all the rights and duties accruong thereto.”

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