Hon. Joseph Adegbesan, a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has defected to the Labour Party.
The lawmaker told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday, that he had picked the Labour Party’s ticket to contest the House of Representatives election for Ijebu North, East and Ogun Waterside Constituency.
Adegbesan said he left the Peoples Democratic Party after consultations with his supporters, adding that the move to the new party would enable him achieve his political dream.
He said: “I left the PDP after consulting with my people and they gave me the go ahead.
“I also want to let you know that more PDP lawmakers whose interests were not protected by the party will defect to other parties.
“As a politician, we need to do everything possible to bring the dividends of democracy to the door steps of our people.
“I want to advice the people to be law abiding and shun any form of violence.”
NAN reports that the lawmaker representing Ijebu North 11 Constituency in the Ogun State House of Assembly was among the five lawmakers who defected to the PDP on November 11, 2014.