A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Joshua Olukayode Popoola, and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan, have joined the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
The duo and thousands of their supporters joined NNPP on Monday.
DAILY POST reports that Olopoeyan, alongside Popoola and their supporters, announced his entry into NNPP at an event held at Bashorun area of Ibadan.
They joined the party ahead of the 2023 general elections in the state.
Our correspondent recalls that Olopoeyan had few weeks ago announced his resignation from PDP.
DAILY POST reports that Olopoeyan and Popoola have been presented membership cards of NNPP on Monday, a development which signified their official entry into the party.
Olopoeyan was presented the membership card of NNPP by the Ward 1, Ibadan North East local government Chairman, Mr. Ololaja Alao.
The Chairman of NNPP in Ward 10, Ibadan North East local government area, Mr. Owoseni Akeem presented the membership card of NNPP to Popoola.
Olopoeyan and Popoola said that thousands of their supporters across the 33 local government areas in the state have also joined the party.
Some of the leaders of NNPP who were present at the event included, NNPP South West Chairman, Mr. Tunde Oke; NNPP Chairman in the state, Mr. Adesesan Adegbola; Oyo State women leader, Mrs. Yemisi Atanda; and secretary, Mr. Soji Olaojo, among others.
The leaders of the party, after presenting membership cards to Olopoeyan and Popoola, announced the former as the South West leader of the party.
Oyo 2023: PDP guber aspirant, Popoola, Olopoeyan join NNPP