The camp of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has received a major boost as over three thousand members of the the African Democratic Congress (ADC) defected to the party.
The were received by the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu at the APC secretariat.
The defectors were led by Hon. Femi Bello.
Those who defected included all party executives of ADC in the 11 wards in Akure South Local Government Area, party elders and their followers.
While welcoming the new members, Governor Akeredolu said the current infrastructural development and the bountiful dividends of good governance being experienced across the state are mere tip of the massive turn – around his administration is poised to entrench in the state.
Akeredolu said the people of the state would witness unprecedented development by the time the deep sea port project is achieved in the state.
He said:”We have just started. We will do more and the people of Ondo State will surely experience massive development
“We are pursuing the Port of Ondo with all vigor and it will be successful. We have written and the process is on. We will also start our Bitumen exploration”
The governor charged the new members to attend meetings at their various wards and ensure that the party remains in government.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Hon. Femi Bello, said his decision to lead members and supporters of the ADC in Akure into the APC was informed by the giant strides of the Akeredolu’s administration in Akure, the state capital of Ondo state.