Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
A former Minister of Sports, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In his letter of resignation addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, dated March 29, Adedoja said he was quitting the party in the national interest as a Pan Nigerian.
Adedoja’s resignation has brought to four the number of national chairmanship aspirants that have dumped the party in recent times.
Apart from former Ogun State Governor, Mr. Gbenga Daniel, others include former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran and former Oyo State Governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja.
The letter read in part: “I am aligning with the All Progressives Congress, APC, at this period of Nigeria’s political dispensation to contribute my best to the needed unity of Nigeria, as dictated by my pan Nigerian experience, having built bridges of unity among various socio political groups in the country all through my life endeavours ººboth in private and public sectors.
“I want to align with the federal government to contribute to the good governance the country deserves for our people and for my followers across the country.”
Adedoja was the governorship candidate the defunct Action Congress (AC) in the 2007 elections in Oyo State when the party fielded former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate.