No fewer than 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State at the weekend defected to the All Progressives Congress.
The Kwara State Chairman of APC, Bashir Bolarinwa, while receiving the former PDP members in Obo-Aiyegunle, assured them that they would be accorded equal rights and privileges being enjoyed by old members.
He urged them to add value to the party both in the state and at the national level.
Bolarinwa, while congratulating them for their decision, said the task ahead was enormous.
He challenged them to work for the success of the party in the upcoming elections by ensuring victory for all the candidates including the governorship, senatorial, National Assembly and state House of Assembly candidates.
He promised to work with the new members without discrimination.
Bolarinwa said the fortunes of the party in the local government area and Obo-Aiyegunle, in particular, would continue to increase with the coming on board of the decampees.
He also thanked party members for the success in the November 17 House of Representatives by-election.