The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, have received the seven former members of the Allied Progressives Movement who defected to the All Progressives Congress.
They were led to his office at Oke-Mosan by the Speaker of the House, Kunle Oluomo.
Abiodun who described the lawmakers move as “home coming”, said, “Ït is a thing of joy to have a member of the family that had left home as a result of disagreement, return home.
“You have not come back through coercion or by force. In line with our inclusive and participatory policy, we welcome you.”
The governor urged the defectors to work hard to strengthen the party in the state and the administration to deliver on its mandate to the people.
Presenting the seven lawmakers to the governor, the Speaker noted that the rejoining of the members symbolised the achievements of the administration in getting everyone on board.
He said “I am happy to inform you today that the members of our great party the All Progressives Congress on the floor of the House has increased from 15 to 22.”
Earlier, the seven members, including the Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji, dumped the APM and defected to the APC.
Apart from Oyedeji, other defectors are Musefiu Lamidi (Ado Odo Ota 11), Yusuf Amosun (Ewekoro), Sikiratu Ajibola (Ipokia), Bolanle Ajayi (Yewa South), Adeniran Ademola (Sagamu 11) and Modupe Mujota-Onikepo (Abeokuta North).
According to the defectors, they took the decision to return to the APC after due consultations with their leaders and supporters.
In his reaction, the Speaker while congratulating his colleagues for their decision to join the ruling party said it was important to come together in the interest of the development of the state.
The APC now has 22 seats out of 26. ADC has three while the PDP is left with one.