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UPDATED: Oyo Governorship hopeful, Tegbe, dumps APC, gets PDP senatorial ticket

Oyo state Governorship hopeful Joseph Tegbe, who contested under the aegis of the All Progressive Congress, APC has cross carpeted from his party to People’s Democratic Party

Tegbe who belongs to the caucus of the aggrieved member of APC had earlier told his followers to support the party, and show their loyalty to the party.

However, a new development shows that, the political godson of the Late Governor Ajimobi has joined PDP 


According to Oyo Insight, the cross carpet was sealed on late Tuesday night Tegbe, who became popular after running a less than four months campaign in 2018 until the APC settled for Bayo Adelabu as its governorship candidate, has been penciled down as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Oyo central senatorial district, edging out Bisi Ilaka, Makinde’s former chief of staff, who had initially been considered for the ticket. Monsurat Sunmonu, Tegbe’s ‘big sister’ while growing up in Oyo town where the latter’s father owned a bookshop, was at the centre of the deal.

”APC hasn’t treated him very though I am not happy with his movement. Engr Tegbe has a lot of followers. It will definitely affect our party,” another top stalwart of Tegbe’s former party said.

”That chief of staff position really affected Chief Bisi Ilaka. Before then, he was loved in Oyo, where he had a solid political base but everything went with the position. I pity him but it is what it is. He has contested more than twice,” said a PDP stalwart. Asked for reaction, a top aide of Tegbe who preferred anonymity, asked this reporter to tarry a while. When he called back, he asked for time, saying that he has not been able to see “Oga.” ”He wouldn’t want it in the media for now. He was pressured. Sen. Monsurat was on his neck. He initially rejected it but the former lawmaker wouldn’t leave him. He has a relationship with the governor too. They have met on several occasions,” said another aide.

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