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PDP chieftain, Adedoja, defects to APC

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PDP chieftain, Taoheed Adedoja

Former Sports and Special Duties Minister, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Adedoja, in a resignation letter addressed to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Uche Secondus, dated March 29, 2019 and made available to journalists in Abuja, yesterday, said he was quitting the party in the ‎national interest as a pan-Nigerian.

Adedoja had in December 2017, contested the national chairmanship election of PDP against the incumbent chairman, Secondus.

“I am aligning with APC, at this period of Nigeria’s political dispensation to contribute my best to the needed unity of Nigeria, as dictated by my pan Nigerian experience, having built bridges of unity among various socio political groups in the country all through my life endeavours ‎both in private and public sectors.

“I want to align with the Federal Government of Nigeria to contribute to the good governance the country deserves for our people and for my followers across the country,” Adedoja said. 

The resignation of Adedoja, a former pro-Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, has brought to fore the number of national chairmanship aspirants that have dumped the party in recent times.

Apart from Gbenga Daniel, others include Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a former member of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the PDP and former minister of Education and Senator Rashidi Ladoja, erstwhile governor of Oyo State.

When asked about his relationship with the Oyo state governor- elect, Seyi Makinde, the Professor of Special Education described Makinde as  his brother with whom he maintain cordial relationship, saying that he had congratulated him and prayed for him to succeed in the task of bringing democratic dividends to the people of Oyo State.


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