A member of the House of Representatives from Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Oyo state, Shina Peller, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Accord Party.
Recall that the lawmaker had last week announced his exit from the APC.
Justifying his defection, Peller claimed that “the party style of democracy in Oyo state kills my conscience”. He had lost the APC primary election to Senator Abdulfatai Buhari.
“Earlier today (Tuesday) on the floor of the house of representatives, I announced my defection from the All Progressives Congress to Accord Party,” Peller announced on his official Facebook page.
“After my exit from the APC, we engaged other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord for very peculiar reasons.
“Accord party happens to be the first party in Oyo state to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun considering that Ogbomosho Zone had done two terms.
“The party has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke-Ogun. It has given us hope and a sense of belonging.
“In Oyo state, the Accord party is a force to reckon with, it’s internal democracy mechanism is intact, a component lacking in other parties.
“Accord party is also strategic as it concerns balloting. On the ballot paper, Accord comes first before the two major parties. With Accord as our party, voting sensitization becomes easier for us to do.
“Today, I would like to inform the general public that I am now with Accord party. The logo of the Accord constantly reminds me and other well meaning Nigerians of their civic responsibility – to vote for credible leaders.
“In Oke-Ogun, Oyo North Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, Accord Party is our strength, it’s logo is our thumb – it’s our power and we shall make it count.”