Power Minister Bayo Adelabu has announced his intention to dump the Accord Party and return to the ruling All Progressives Congress on December 15.
In a letter dated December 6 addressed to the state chairman and leaders of the APC in Oyo State, Mr Adelabu said the official announcement would be at a ceremony in the party secretariat in Oke-Ado.
“I hereby write to notify the state executive and leaders of All Progressive Party Congress (APC), Oyo State, of my intention to officially announce my return to our great party at a ceremony to be held at the party office in Oke-Ado on December 15, 2023. I want this ceremony to be anchored by the state executive with all local government party chairmen and leaders in attendance,” the letter partly read.
Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Oyo, the minister defected from the ruling party to contest on the platform of the Accord Party.
Mr Adelabu, who recalled defecting from APC due to the crisis rocking the party after the state congress, said he had consulted its leaders on his return.
“You will recall that I left the party alongside my faithful and loyal followers at the peak of the crisis rocking the party emanating from the manner the state congress and consequently the primary elections were administered.
“However, having consulted with our national leaders and executive, I have decided to return to the party. My first demonstration of this was a courtesy visit to the party’s national chairman, where we agreed on the imperatives of my return to the party,” the minister said.
Mr Adelabu pledged to work with the state executive and party leaders in achieving President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.