The crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with the defection of all the Senators on the platform of the party to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
This was revealed by one of the Senators, Gbenga Kaka, at a press briefing in the National Assembly yesterday.
All the three Senators from the state who defected are: Mr. Kaka (Ogun East), Odunsi Akin (Ogun West) and Gbenga Obadara (Ogun Central).
Mr. Kaka said “This is formerly to inform you and the general public that we, the three senators, Adegbenga Kaka, Akin Odunsi and Gbenga Obadara representing the entire Ogun state, have just delivered our letters to the leadership of the senate, notifying him of our resignation from APC and declaring for SDP.
“This was consequent upon the factionalisation in the party (APC in Ogun state) leading to the emergence of parallel executives from ward, LGA to state level.
“All our protest, appeal and demand for justice from the national leadership yielded no result. Rather, the faction that flagrantly flouted the party guidelines was given recognition by the national executive.
“We subsequently did not partake in the National Convention, as we rightly believe in the legal aphorism that you cannot build something on nothing and expect it to stand.
“We are therefore left with no option than to withdraw our membership from APC, after due consultations with our constituents”.
The defection speech was signed by the three Senators.