Defection: APC, A House Bound To Collapse – Tegbe
A former frontline member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who has just decamped to the People’s Democratic Party in Oyo State, Joseph Tegbe, has disclosed reasons why he left the APC, saying his decision was hinged on the irresolvable differences among members of the party that had broken it into factions.
He added that usurpation of the party supremacy by a minority few, which led to altercation of the ward and local government congress’ results in favor of the said group, emboldened those he called minority, who got the backing of the party leadership at Abuja.
“Good people of Oyo state. Many years ago, I made a commitment to always contribute to the development of our society in whatever God-given capacity.
“In 2018, after serving government in different non-political capacities, I offered to serve Oyo state as Governor, on the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC).
“This decision was based on my commitment to offering my wealth of experience to the entrenchment of good governance and development in our dear state.
“Though I was a frontrunner in the 2018 campaign, I agreed to step down as a team player and continued to make my contribution to the party. Unfortunately the recent developments in the Oyo APC has become worrisome.
“We watched a minority hijack the party structure, backed by some powers at the top. We saw congress results, democratically agreed at Ward and LG level being altered to favour this minority group.
“Efforts to make the National Leadership of the party see reasons have yielded no fruits. A house divided against itself can not stand.
“After careful consideration and deliberation with my support groups, I have resigned my membership in APC and I am now a member of the People’s Democratic Party.
“This decision is in line with my commitment to serve our people, and contribute my quota to the development of our dear state with those who appreciate the power of a team. I thank the leadership of the PDP for welcoming us,” he said.