A member of the House of Representatives from Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Oyo State, Mr. Shina Peller, has named Accord as his new political party.
Peller said in a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Kola Popoola, that he was forced to exit the All Progressives Congress because of the undemocratic actions of some leaders in the APC.
He stated further that the Accord Party had also demonstrated love and support for the Oke Ogun people.
Peller had contested the Oyo North senatorial ticket on the platform of the APC, and the incumbent Senator Fatai Buhari, who is an indigene of Ogbomoso, was declared the winner.
However, Peller and four other aspirants alleged fraud in the primary election.
He said though there were numerous options, Accord Party had shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke Ogun being the first party in Oyo state to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to the region.
Peller said, “Earlier today on the floor of the House of Representatives, I announced my defection from the All Progressives Congress to Accord Party.
“After my exit from the APC, we engaged other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord Party for very peculiar reasons.
“Accord Party happens to be the first party in Oyo State to zone Oyo North senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun, considering that Ogbomoso Zone had done two terms.
“The party has shown an unwavering commitment to the yearnings of the people of Oke-Ogun. It has given us hope and a sense of belonging.
“In Oyo State, the Accord Party is a force to reckon with, its internal democracy mechanism is intact, a component lacking in other parties.
“Accord Party is also strategic as it concerns balloting. On the ballot paper, Accord comes first before the two major parties. With Accord as our party, voting sensitisation becomes easier for us to do.
“Today, I would like to inform the general public that I am now with the Accord party. The logo of the Accord constantly reminds me and other well-meaning Nigerians of their civic responsibility – to vote for credible leaders.
“In Oke-Ogun, Oyo North Senatorial District and Oyo State at large, Accord Party is our strength, its logo is our thumb – it’s our power and we shall make it count.”