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Why I dumped Accord Party for APC – Somoye

Femi Peters, Abeokuta

The Accord Party candidate who vied to represent Abeokuta South federal Constituency at the House of Representatives in the last election, Barrister Kehinde Somoye on Sunday broke his silence on why he left the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to him, he dumped the party after being betrayed by some chieftains of the party who worked against his interest.

Somoye made the disclosure while speaking with journalists at a one-day retreat programme of Vigilante Group of Nigeria Ogun State Command, held at the VGN, Ogun State Command headquarters in Abeokuta.

He said “I crossed to APC, if the right appointment comes, I will take it, but that is not the reason I crossed.

“I joined because a lot of things I saw in Accord Party, our leaders betrayed us, if you look at it, there is no candidate of Accord Party that won the election.”

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He maintained that the leadership of the Party are not interested in the success of any candidate, adding that they only demand for money everyday.

“I saw no future in Accord Party, our leaders betrayed us and I have to look for another alternative that is why I choose APC as the alternative”

He said Abiodun’s commitment before he was elected and after his swearing- in had shown that he is determined to run a progressive government.

He further explained the challenges he faced as a candidate in the last election, saying that people only vote for money and most of the educated people only stayed at home.