Ogun State deputy governor, Prince Segun Adesegun may be the latest party bigwig to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) as indications emerged Adesegun and some members of the National Assembly have defected to the Action Group of Nigeria (AGN).
Just about two weeks ago, one of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s aide, Mrs Abimbola Lanre-Balogun, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
There has been a leadership tussle between Governor Amosun and former Governor Olusegun Osoba, which has divided the APC in the state, resulting in parallel primaries being conducted in the party.
Adesegun, who is said to be a loyalist of Osoba had been conspicuously absent from the governor’s ongoing visits to council areas in the state except the visit to Imeko-Afon Local Government Area.
While Governor Ibikunle Amosun was on the tour of Ikenne and Ijebu North council areas, the deputy governor and factional members of the APC loyal to Osoba, under the aegis of “Matagbamole Group” were in a meeting at a location in the state, reports Nigeria Tribune, citing ‘a reliable source’.
At the senatorial meetings of the new party held in Ogun East and Ogun Central senatorial districts on Wednesday and Thursday, Adesegun urged members of the group to hold fast to their beliefs, reports say.
Sources say that the National Assembly members from the two senatorial districts were not physically present at the meeting, but they sent emissaries.