A member of the House of Representatives, Shina Peller has announced his decision to join Accord Party.
This development comes days after the lawmaker, who represents Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency of Oyo State, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In his resignation letter, Peller said he renounced his membership of the ruling party following the “undemocratic acts and decisions” of some stakeholders of Oyo APC against the people of Oke-Ogun where he hails from.
He had failed to clinch the APC ticket for Oyo North Senatorial District, after losing to the incumbent, Senator Fatai Buhari at the primary held in May.
The lawmaker formally announced his defection to the Accord Party at the plenary on Tuesday, as contained in a statement on his Instagram page.
“After my exit from the APC, we engaged other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord for very peculiar reasons,” he wrote.
“Accord party happens to be the first party in Oyo state to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun considering that Ogbomosho Zone had done two terms.
“The party has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke-Ogun. It has given us hope and a sense of belonging.”
According to Peller, Accord Party is “a force to reckon with” and boasts of internal democracy mechanism which other political parties lack.
He added, “Accord party is also strategic as it concerns balloting. On the ballot paper, Accord comes first before the two major parties. With Accord as our party, voting sensitization becomes easier for us to do.
“Today, I would like to inform the general public that am now with Accord party. The logo of the Accord constantly reminds me and other well meaning Nigerians of their civic responsibility – to vote for credible leaders.
“In Oke-Ogun, Oyo North Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, Accord Party is our strength, it’s logo is our thumb-it’s our power and we shall make it count.”