Following the outcome of All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in which the party adopted direct primary to pick its candidate for Osun governorship election, the Secretary to the government of Osun State Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, has resigned his appointment and defected to Action Democratic Party (APD).
It was learnt that Adeoti withdrew from the APC gubernatorial election following the adoption of direct primary and alleged compromise of the process to favour a candidate.
In his acceptance speech at the ADP Secretariat on Monday in Osogbo, Adeoti urged the party members to support him in winning the Sept. 22 governorship election.
Adeoti said he was committed to executing the ADP ideals as contained in its manifestoes to the letter.
“I therefore want to seek your support in ensuring success for our party, by launching all out to mobilise support for our party’s victory, come Sept. 22.
“Today we make history in our collective resolve to liberate our dear state from the grip of feudal lords who are so poor in humanity that all they have is money without conscience and humanity.
“As a grassroots politicians, who had passed through virtually all stages of political leadership as councillor, Local Government Supervisor, and party administrator and later Secretary to State Government.
“I present a sober, deep and solid experience critically needed to lead a people-centered and masses-oriented administration as the governor of Osun State”.
Earlier in his speech, Mr Dozie Ike, the ADP electoral committee Chairman, urged all members of the party to support Adeoti to win the election.
Also speaking, Mrs Lynn Olisa, the Secretary of the electoral committee, said 13, 400 party members were accredited for the primary, while 13,367 voted.
Olisa said Adeoti, the only aspirant for the party, scored 13,324 votes, adding that 43 votes were voided.