Ex- Ogun speaker, Titi Oseni-Gomez, dumps PDP for ADC

Titi Oseni-Gomez

Former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Titi Oseni-Gomez, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The 54-year-old announced her defection on Thursday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ogun State council secretariat in Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.

Oseni-Gomez who was the Speaker from 2003 to 2008, said she will be contesting for the Ogun Central Senatorial district seat in 2019.

She attributed her defection to PDP’s age-long internal wrangling which she said had affected its fortunes at the polls both in the state and federal levels.

She said no fewer than 5,000 members of the PDP who were her loyalists followed her to the new party.

“After series of consultation across political circles and associates, discussions with leaders, elders and good people of my senatorial district, critical reflection within my family and my personal conviction, I have decided to join forces with the reformists by pitching a tent with the African Democratic Congress.

“It is a party committed to unity, good governance, and equal opportunity,” she said.

While receiving the former speaker, a chieftain of the ADC, Niyi Salako, said the party would give all aspirants a level-playing field and remain democratic in all its activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.