A serving senator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Olufemi Lanlehin representing Oyo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly has defected to the Accord party.
The reason for the move was based on political interest and as a result of the merger while exercising his constitution right to freedom of association.
“The said political party has merged with other registered political parties and now registered and known as the All Progressives Congress.
“In exercise of my constitutional right to freedom of association under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and pursuant to the proviso contained in Section 68(g) of the said Constitution, I decided to transfer my membership of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria to the Accord Party, with all the rights and duties accruing thereto.”
His letter was read on the floor of the red chamber by the by Senate President, Senator David Mark.
The senator who was elected on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria may be seeking to contest the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.