Olusola Oke, Ondo State’s leading aspirant of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally defected to the Alliance for Democracy (AD) ahead of the November 26th 2016 governorship election in the state.
Mr. Oke, dumped the opposition party on Saturday at a meeting held in his residence, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report.
His defection ends widespread speculation by his supporters who have been gunning for new platform after the former All Progressives governorship candidate lost in the primary that was held on September 3rd, 2016 in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Naija247news learnt that Mr. Oke stated during the meeting that his reason for leaving the opposition party was to pursue his governorship ambition on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
Mr. Oke, who has several times been alleged of “too desperate” in his ambition to come the next governor of the state, said his decision to join the Alliance for Democracy (AD) was after a wide consultation with his supporters.
“Having giving me the support to go ahead in this new journey, I hereby declared officially that I have joined the gubernatorial race in pursuant of my ambition to be the governor in the forthcoming governorship election of our dear Ondo state”, he said during the meeting.
Insider sources at the meeting tell Naija247news correspondent that Mr. Oke has been given an “automatic ticket” of his new party as the governorship candidate in the November poll.
“Mr. Olusola Oke has again jumped ship from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and he will be contesting as the gubernatorial candidate of his new party in the November governorship election”, a source said in a chat with SaharaReporters.