The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo West and East Federal constituency has collapsed its structure into the All Progressives Congress (APC) in other to build a formidable force for the reelection of the incumbent governor, ahead of the forth coming state guber.
The team which was led by the party leaders, Wale Akinlosotu and Dr. Obama, with all its twenty -two(22) Ward chairmen and the Fifty-four(54) local government executive member in Ondo West and East at a rally held in ondo on Friday, joined the ruling APC.
They said the decision to collapse the ADC into the APC was for the smooth re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who they described as a performer.
They assured that the people of Ondo East and Ondo West are solidly behind Governor Akeredolu and will re-elect him for another term in Office.
The defectors were received into the APC by the party chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin who handed them over to the leader of the party, Governor Akeredolu.
Adetimehin said out of the three political parties in Ondo town, two have now joined forces to emerge victorious in the forthcoming governorship election.
“There are three political parties in Ondo town. The APC, ADC and ZLP. But today, ADC is declaring support for the APC. We are one. This shows that no one can beat the APC in Ondo town.”
Governor Akeredolu said the APC is getting stronger by the day, adding that the continuous support of the people for the APC was an assurance of victory.
Meanwhile, also scores of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)members led by Boro and a retired Permanent Secretary, Adeyemi Adelakun also joined the ruling APC at the event held in Ondo town.
In related development yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has ordered for a transfer of over 6,000 smart card readers from its Oyo state office to Ondo for the smooth conduct of Oct. 10, governorship election in Ondo state.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said this when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), forum in Abuja on Thursday.
Okoye, was responding to questions on alternative plans the commission was putting in place for the Ondo election, given the destruction by fire of 5,141 smart cards readers in its Ondo office.
He said he was sad that the commission lost the 5141 smart card readers in the inferno. He however noted that the ondo election was a stand alone election, noting that the commission will move smart card readers from other states to conduct the election.