Ahead of 2023 general elections, an ‘awoist’ and a two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, who has contested under the Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN and the Social Democratic Party, SDP in 2015 and 2019 respectively, Otunba Rotimi Paseda has passively directed all members of his structure across the 36 states in Nigeria to join the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Making waves in APC at national level, LeadNewsNg gathers on Tuesday from a source closed to Rotimi Paseda that; Paseda, through the National Secretary of UPN, Alhaji Abubarka Abdulahi Sokoto has instructed all UPN members and structures in all the 36 states to start aligning with APC immediately, for an inclusive support and teamwork with the ruling party ahead of 2023 general elections.
Beyond Ogun state, Newsjaunts gathers that Paseda groups have started aligning tactically with the structure of the former Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, both locally and at the national level, as they become active within Ogun APC.
Newsjaunts also reports that Paseda has built a massive UPN structure nationwide prior to 2015 general elections and has loyal party members in the 36 states, which were also used to hijacked the SDP governorship ticket in 2019 to contest for governor in Ogun state and now working with Ibikunle Amosun’s caucus in APC.
Also, it will be recalled that Newsjaunts reported recently that Paseda has decamped to APC on the insistence of his followers to lead them to the party, following his registration by his ward chairman, Idowu Osunkoya at his Ward 14, St. Paul Polling Unit 3, Itale, Omu-Ijebu, Odogbolu Local government, Ogun state.
Paseda has however reiterated that the philosophies of APC aligned with his own and that of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and promised to work with the part at all levels.