A member of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Ebenezer Ade Alagbada, on Tuesday said he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress due to “irreconcilable differences” arising from Governor Ayodele Fayose’s alleged betrayal of his people.
Speaking at a press conference in the state capital, Ado Ekiti, the lawmaker representing Ise Orun Constituency said Fayose reneged on.his promise to produce his successor from his constituency.
He also resigned as deputy majority leader of the house, saying that Fayose’s alleged betrayal was a big blow.
“I have consulted my leaders and the good people if my constituency in Ise Orun Local Government that elected me as Honourable member of Ekiti State House of Assembly before this press conference.
“I have also obtained their fukk consent before this historic declaration.
“I’m aware and it is an historical fact that during the 2014 PDP primary, Governor Ayo Fayose promised my constituency, Ise Orun, the governorship after his tenure.
“We were therefore very hopeful when two of our illustrious sons, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Barrister Owoseeni Ajayi, came out to show interests to contest for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.
“My constituency was therefore shocked and surprised when non of the two aspirants from my constituency was found worthy of support by the governor.
“Not only did he disdain them but worked ruthlessly to ensure their manipulation out as candidate of the PDP in preference for the Deputy Governor, Prof Kokapo Olusola Eleka who was no where when we risked everything to ensure the victory of the governor both at the primary and general election.
“Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Barrister Owoseeni Ajayi have since left in protest to join the APC. My constituency too who elected me into the House of Assembly are also aggrieved and have directed me to follow suit with my leaders.
“Consequently, in accordance with the directive of the good people of Ise/Orun constituency of Ekiti state House of Assembly, I hereby resign as the Deputy Majority Leader of Ekiti State House of Assembly and my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party due to irreconcilable breaking into factions of the PDP in Ekiti State following the rancorous gubernatorial primary.
“I also use this opportunity to announce my defection to the All Progressives Congress forthwith,” he stated.