Ibinabo Fiberesima, former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), and Abass Akande, Fuji musician professionally known as Obesere, have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ibinabo, who vied for PDP’s ticket to contest for the chairmanship of Okrika local government at the 2018 polls, announced her defection on her Facebook page.
The Nollywood actress described her political move as part of her constitutional right, saying she is proceeding to assists president Muhammadu Buhari in “his bid to move the nation forward.”
“I strongly believe that associations must foster accommodation and value for those within it,” she wrote.
“It must appreciate efforts and risks taken to sustain that association and when it seems that one has been relegated to the point of redundancy and lack of mutual respect in spite of herculean efforts thereto, it then sadly signals a time to say goodbye and accept the recognition offered by another platform.
“My efforts at the state level of the Peoples Democratic Party will always be part of history but I now believe it’s time to join hands with the centre and bring the desired peace and progress to my people. I leave accomplished. I exit with pride. I say goodbye with a heightened sense of patriotism.”
In the same vein, NAN reports that Obesere was among the 700 PDP members, who defected to the party at the APC secretariat in Ikeja.
“I salute Tinubu, Jagaban of the Universe because he is not a selfish leader and he has always worked for the interest of the general public,” he said, promising to deliver his fan base for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, APC gubernatorial candidate in Lagos.
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