Lagos PDP Leader, Aeroland, Defects to APC to Support Tinubu’s Re-election

Lagos PDP Leader, Aeroland, Defects to APC to Support Tinubu’s Re-election

By Habeeb Ibrahim 

Former Lagos PDP Chairman, Segun Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Aeroland announced his decision at a news conference in Lagos, stating that he was joining the APC to support President Bola Tinubu’s re-election in 2027. “I am not contesting election in 2027, but going to the ruling party to support the president. My next move is to go to Abuja and prostrate to Tinubu,” he said.

The former chairman’s defection comes shortly after he was suspended indefinitely by the PDP in Alimosho Local Government Area, his political base, for allegedly causing disaffection in the party and tarnishing its image with his utterances.

Adewale dismissed his suspension, stating that it was orchestrated by those fighting him for exposing how they mismanaged campaign funds during the 2023 election. “Instead of my party LGA to take up Bode George and his gang, they alleged that I was the one that stole the money meant for electioneering, money that was not given to me in the first place,” he said.

He added that his ward had absolute confidence in him and had distanced itself from the reported suspension. “What am I even doing in the party? I spent millions of money during the elections, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t worth it,” he said.

Adewale stated that he was leaving the PDP to protect his business and political structure, which he had built over the years. He claimed that a bank had informed him that he was politically exposed and could not borrow money due to his affiliation with the PDP.

The former chairman also noted that the people he supported during the last elections in PDP had moved to the APC and were now commissioners and lawmakers. “I am not even in PDP anymore because I have seen it all and I would not have stayed in PDP till now, but for Atiku Abubakar that begged me to contest in 2023,” he said.


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