Gbebga Oyekunle Power, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State, has defected to the African Democratic Congress.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Power is a philanthropist and founder of Gbenga Power Foundation.
He also picked ticket for the Federal House Representatives seat for Offa/Oyun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in the upcoming general elections after joining the ADC.
Speaking at St. Michael Primary School, Omupo in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Hon. Powers said he has been a philanthropist to his people and has committed millions to the upliftment of many.
He pledged to dedicate himself to serving the community and Kwara State as a whole, while thanking his teeming supporters.
Also a community leader and politician in Offa Local Government Area, Kanmi Adetunji, described the turn out at the political event as a positive signal for the philanthropist’s House of Representatives bid.
Adetunji said: “You can see for yourself.
“Even if a governorship aspirant records this type of huge turnout of supporters and admirers at his political rally, he will be reassured that truly his people are behind him.
“For us, it is a pay back time.
“Hon. Gbenga Power has served us and impacted positively on the people of his constituency all these years.
“Now is the pay back time.
“We owe him this.
“He earns our support.
Also Prince Funsho Ladipo, a United Kingdom-based community leader and Elder from Ifelodun Local Government Area, expressed satisfaction at the turn out of Power’s teeming supporters, noting that it cannot have been otherwise.
Ladipo said: “Honourable Gbenga Power is our true representative and the event of today bears vivid testimony to this fact.
“While a contestant needs the platform of a political party to contest, it is also a statement of fact today that a true man of his people will win election hands down, irrespective of which party he belongs.
“Gbenga Power comes prepared for this race and victory is certain by God’s grace.”