There are indications that a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro, has dumped the People Democratic Party for the All Progressives Party.
This was said to be as a result of his alleged reconciliation with the leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, our correspondent learnt on Thursday.
Tinubu had last year been accompanied by his wife, Oluremi, to grace the wedding ceremony of Pedro’s son, which coincided with Tinubu’s 60th birthday.
It was gathered that Pedro recently had a secret meeting with Tinubu, Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and the interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, to finalise his impending move to APC.
Sources disclosed that his move was motivated by the recent crisis rocking the PDP which made five governors to defect to the APC.
A source said, “The intrigues behind the crisis rocking the PDP have already thrown the national leadership of the party into a state of confusion.
“The fear is that Pedro’s move at this moment will be a significant blow to ongoing efforts to reposition the party following the dust generated by the exit of the G5 governors to APC.
“For a high profile politician like him, the stake is high. Remember his prominence and membership of the PDP’s Elder council in Lagos.”
Attempt to reach both Tinubu and Pedro proved abortive as calls put across to their phones did not go through.
Culled from PUNCH