A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly representing Emure State Constituency, Olanrewaju Olayanju , on Thursday announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress .

Olayanju , at a press conference in Ado Ekiti , the state capital , attributed his defection to alleged division in the PDP .

He added that the failure of the party ’ s leadership to carry everybody along and “betrayal of Ekiti people ” informed his decision to dump the opposition party.

A former Governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose ; and the Senate Minority Leader , Biodun Olujimi , have been laying claim to leadership of the party, thus causing division .

Olayanju , who was one of the PDP lawmakers loyal to Olujimi , said there was no way he could continue in the party, especially as Fayose was openly campaigning against Olujimi ’ s re- election.

He said , “I have reflected deep on the whole situation and I have informed my constituency that my interest and that of my people can no longer be achieved in the PDP .

“ The PDP is now in disarray with no leaders to rally the party together. The leaders have destroyed the party through naked use of powers . The party is factionalised and some leaders are saying members should vote for opposition candidates.

“ Also, since Governor Kayode Fayemi came on board , he has initiated projects that make people happy. On this strength , I , Olanrewaju Olayanju , hereby declare my total loyalty to the APC - led government and the party with immediate effect . ”

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