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Photos: Ajibola Basiru Tells How APC Welcomed Influential Defectors From PDP In Osun



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The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has described new entrants into the party and the existing structures as one, united entity.

The NWC spoke through the National Secretary of the party Dr Ajibola Basiru at a ceremony to welcome defectors into the party.

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A gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2022 governorship election in Osun Prince Dotun Babayemi and a founding member of the party, Alhajj Shuaibu Oyedokun with thousands of their supporters were today (Friday, May 18, 2024) received into the All Progressives Congress.

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Dr Basiru, welcoming the defectors, charged them not to see themselves as recruits into the party but to see themselves as operating on the same pedestal as other members.

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He also prodded existing structures to extend hands of fellowship to the new members as the main focus of everybody is to reclaim power in Osun in 2026.

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The National Secretary counseled party members to accord all leaders and elders of the party equal respect and recognition and work together towards achieving the common goal of the party in the next election in Osun State.

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Roll call at the event included the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola with his wife, a former National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, former Minister of State, Water Resources, Engineer Basheer Awotorebo, former Deputy Governors, Otunba Titi Laoye Ponnle and Gboyega Alabi, former Speakers, State Chairman of the party, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal and other members of the party Exco.