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NIGERIA: Ogun PDP forecloses merger with Labour Party

ABEOKUTA — Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,  in Ogun State, Chief Adebayo Dayo, has ruled out any merger plan with the Labour Party, LP, in the state for the purpose of 2015 polls.
He spoke in Sango-Ota during a reception organised for more than 2,000 former members of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  who  defected to the state chapter of  PDP.
Speaking at the reception, Dayo described other parties as mushroom parties, saying  the PDP leadership in the state was focused on repositioning the party for greatness.
He said: “It is not a matter of fusion. All of them have been coming from the APC and the Labour Party to join the PDP because the PDP is the only party that can take them to the federal level. We have no plans to fuse with any party. What we are doing now is to reunite aggrieved members of the party, to reposition it for greatness.”
The event was also attended by Prince Buruji Kashamu, Chief Adebayo Dayo, former zonal secretary in South West, Chief Pegba Otemolu, former House of Representatives member, Kayode Amusan, a gubernatorial aspirant, Sikirulai Ogundele, former Commissioner for Agriculture, Tunji Akinosi, and Chief Agboola Alausa.
Meantime, a former deputy governor in Ogun State, Chief  Rafiu Ogunleye has  predicted  that the ruling APC in the state will soon  collapse following what he called the imminent wave of defections.
Addressing the defectors, Ogunleye, who defected to the PDP last year, stated  that more politicians would soon leave the APC in the state to join the PDP.
The former deputy governor, who served in the administration of former Governor Olusegun Osoba between 1992 and 1993  accused some leaders of APC of politics of exclusion.

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