By Ehi Ekhator
Opeyemi Bamidele, an Ekiti State Federal lawmaker has opened up on his alleged defection saying that his movement to the Labour Party shouldn’t be seen as a defection from APC.
Bamidele said this in connection to his official notification to the House of Representative concerning his change of party.
According to him, he had never been a member of the All Progressives Congress because he didn’t decide to join the party since the subsequent merger that was discussed between the then Action Congress of Nigeria, and the rest of the parties
Though Bamidele had been in a fight with the leadership of the then Action Congress of Nigeria since they told him to step down his governorship ambition in 2014 election for Kayode Fayemi, the incumbent governor.
For the same reason, Opeyemi Bamidele had been dropped as the chairman of the caucus by the Members of the Ekiti caucus in the House of Representatives over his governorship ambition for the 2014 election and for disregarding party instructions.
Though during the period, the Minority leader of the House of Representatives debunk the news that Opeyemi Bamidele problem is not associated with his governorship ambition in 2014.
Despite that Bamidele insisted that he was not ready to step down, the party has given its fully support behind Governor Kayode Fayemi to run for second time after the party merge with other parties.
Bamiyeye had insisted that he would not step down and vow to forge ahead with his political ambition.