Tegbe dumps APC for PDP

Tegbe dumps APC for PDP, The hope of Senatorial candidate under the platform of PDP in Oyo Central, Chief Bisi Ilaka seems to be dashed as Oyo State Gov, Engr. Seyi Makinde has perfected plan to hand over the ticket to the ex-APC Gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Joseph Tegbe confirmed late Tuesday night to have dumped the All Progressives Congress APC.

Like a typical Ibadan man, Joseph Tegbe, an OAU-trained Engineer and a Consultant has been told to move from Ibadan South East in Oyo South to his village in Ona-Ara local government in Oyo Central Senatorial District in order to actualize the senatorial dream.

Broadcast Cable Network also confirmed that, the deal was sealed late Tuesday night, after months of intense pressure, a source close to those who secured the ‘transfer’ confirmed.

Tegbe, who became popular after running a less than four months campaign in 2018 until the APC settled for Bayo Adelabu as its governorship candidate, has been pencilled down as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Oyo central senatorial district, edging out Bisi Ilaka, Makinde’s former chief of staff, who had initially been considered for the ticket.

Tegbe dumps APC for PDP

Monsurat Sunmonu, Tegbe’s ‘big sister’ while growing up in Oyo town where the latter’s father owned a bookshop, was at the centre of the deal.

”APC hasn’t treated him very though I am not happy with his movement. Engr Tegbe has a lot of followers. It will definitely affect our party,” another top stalwart of Tegbe’s former party said.

”That chief of staff position really affected Chief Bisi Ilaka. Before then, he was loved in Oyo, where he had a solid political base but everything went with the position. I pity him but it is what it is. He has contested more than twice,” said a PDP stalwart.

Asked for reaction, a top aide of Tegbe who preferred anonymity, asked this reporter to tarry a while. When he called back, he asked for time, saying that he has not been able to see “Oga.”

“He wouldn’t want it in the media for now. He was pressured. Sen. Monsurat was on his neck. He initially rejected it but the former lawmaker wouldn’t leave him. He has relationship with the governor too. They have met on several occasions,” said another aide

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