Eight executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State are to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), it was learnt.
The proposed defection followed the departure of former PDP Chairman Ropo Adesanya, who joined the APC with hundreds of his supporters, three weeks ago.
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly Olufemi Bamisile announced this yesterday at a meeting with APC members in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area.
Bamisile said the decision of the PDP exco members was part of his efforts to weaken the ruling party and strengthen the opposition ahead of the 2018 governorship election.
The ex-Speaker, who was the state PDP vice-chairman before he joined the APC last year, said the eight PDP chieftains were swapping their umbrellas for the brooms because they were disillusioned with the way the state was governed by Governor Ayo Fayose.
He noted that many PDP members who laboured to nurture the party when the governor defected to the Labour Party (LP) and supported him (Fayose) on his return have been sidelined.
He said:“With all modesty and support of the three former governors, I make bold to say that not less than eight members of the PDP state executives are set to join the APC, because I have personally spoken to them and they are confident that the APC is a better place.
“The PDP is not as organised as you all think.”