A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Prince Lukman Ajose on Wednesday joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ajose, a former two-time Executive Chairman of Lagos Island Local Government Area, defected to the APC at the party’s secretariat in Ikeja.
He was received by APC State Chairman, Henry Ajomale, among other leaders.
Ajose recalled that he left the ACN for the PDP about 10 years ago because of some disagreements with Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC.
He explained that all his political expectations were not met in the PDP and that he saw the APC as the only progressive party in Nigeria.
“I left the then ACN because of some issues, but I soon realised that what happened then was not as bad as what I experienced in the PDP.
“That was why I thought it is better to come back. I have been in the PDP and was in the ACN which has now transformed into APC, I can see the better party.
“Again, when I look around this gathering, most of the people I see here are people we started together even before the formation of AD.
“I am so glad I am reuniting with them with my teeming supporters today. This is where I belong,’’ he said.
He thanked Tinubu for facilitating his return to the party despite his altercations with him when he was in the PDP.
In his remarks, Ajomale welcomed Ajose and his supporters to the party, describing his defection as a plus for the APC.
“We welcome you to the APC and we thank Asiwaju Tinubu for making this happen, despite what happened between the two of you.
“There is no permanent friend or enemy in politics. We are glad to have you in our party and we are sure you will add value to the party,’’ he said.