Former Deputy Governor of Ogun State under the administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Alhaja Salmot Badru on Tuesday led over 1,000 of her supporters to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Badru, who was Daniel’s deputy under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declared her defection to the APC with her followers, most of whom were members of Otunba Daniel’s political family.
Badru, alongside a former chairperson of Ogun/Osun River Basin Authority, Chief Iyabo Apampa and her teeming supporters were received by the factional chairman of the APC in the state, Chief Yemi Sanusi, his Secretary, Ayo Olubori and Senior Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Political Matters, Tunji Egbetokun.
“I am not just joining. I worked for the current governor, Dapo Abiodun and if you follow the development, you will know that I was part of the transition committee. It is just to formalize my movement and that of my followers into the APC,” Badru told reporters.
Asked if she had written a formal letter to her former party of her decision to quit the party, Badru replied: “I did not have to. Those who wrote the party over their exit, that is their own choice.
“I don’t think it is compulsory for me to write. I was just a member. I am not a National Executive Council member.”