The chairman of, the Ekiti State chapter of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Pastor Olakunle Abegunde, has dumped the party.
The politician was said to have opted out of the party on Tuesday. He reportedly dumped the party, taking with him some executive members of the ADP.
Defection crisis in the party, Naija News understands was heightened barely a week after the deputy governorship candidate, Idowu Afuye, defected from ADP to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Afuye was said to have left the party in order to support the ruling party’s flagbearer, Biodun Abayomi.
Abegunde, flanked by the leadership of the party across the 16 local governments of the state, said that he and other leaders would soon make public their new political movement after due consultations.
He related his defection to the inept and gross incompetence of the party’s national body.
Abegunde faulted the ADP national leadership and governorship candidate, Kemi Elebute-Halle over what he called “unwarranted suspension” conveyed to him in a letter as he explained that he had been solely financing the party since 2017.
He said, “One would have expected the author of the letter, if he was not trying to be mischievous, to mention one or two items belonging to the ADP in Ekiti State. The party does not own anything in cash or kind in Ekiti.
“Ordinarily, I ought not to act on the letter, which was not meant for me, as it was wrongly addressed to another person, but must I continue under these puppets? The party has never released any kobo to the state, despite all the revenues accruing to it from the state and other states of the federation”.
On his refusal to honour the invitation of the ADP national leadership, he said that the letter sent to him from the national was wrongly addressed and empty, which he said further substantiated the bad and inept leadership style of the leaders at that level.