Lagos-based Fuji musician, Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere, alongside several members of his former party and other parties on Tuesday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
They were received into the APC by the State Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.
Others who defected alongside Akande were the candidate of the Democratic Party of Nigeria for the Lagos West Senatorial District, Kayode Olabode; candidate of the Action Democratic Party for Apapa Federal Constituency, Mary Dominance; Coordinator of Non-Indigenes in Lagos State and members of PDP, Linda Famoroti; and Lagos State Coordinator of Artikulated Agenda, Adeniyi Abiola.
Balogun, who was represented by the State Secretary, Dr. Wale Ahmed, presented the party’s flags to the new members.
He said the Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections would be dominated by the APC.
He said: “I am happy because Obesere finally migrated into the party willingly.
“Our (governorship) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been in the cabinet since the administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“He knows about governance unlike the candidate of the other party that has not been able to say his vision about governance in the state.
“Lagos is not what you can use for experimental course like Economics 101 in the university.
“Since the time of Asiwaju in 1999, Lagos has been working and moving forward.
“You cannot compare that with the candidate of the PDP, Jimi Agbaje.
“Apart from his private business, he has not been in government.
“Lagos’economy cannot be the one to be used for experiment.”
Obesere said he moved into the APC with his fans, code-named: 19/23 Consolidation Group.
He said: “I salute Tinubu, Jagaban of the universe, because he is not a selfish leader and he has always worked for the interest of the general public.”