– Calls Him ‘Marauding’ Senator
Senator Lanre Tejuosho with President Muhammadu Buhari
After reneging on his earlier defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has told Senator Lanre Tejuosho that they don’t want him back in their midst.
Describing him as a “marauding senator”, the Ogun APC accused Senator Tejuosho of being a “double-faced” politician whose betrayal of their party doesn’t come as a surprise.
Recall that after initially appearing on the list of 15 defectors announced by Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to have left the APC, the lawmaker backpedalled on his move and attended a meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari with APC senators at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.
But reacting to Tejuosho’s swift return, the Ogun APC, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Wole Elegbede, said it was glad the federal maker made the move to the PDP rather than continuing in his usual “serial betrayal” of their party.
The Ogun APC said it has followed “the events of the last few days within the national polity with keen interest, particularly as it affects a former member of our party in Ogun State, Senator Lanre Tejuoso.
“We took careful note of his decision to leave the party, as contained in the letter read on the floor of the National Assembly and confirmed by the numerous statements and interviews he made in the media.
“We, therefore, congratulate Senator Tejuoso for his candor in coming out clearly and boldly, rather than continue in what has become his trade mark – dangerous double faced politicking, serial party policy and party hierarchy betrayal, marauding as APC senator, during the day, whilst he does exactly the opposite under the cover of darkness.
“We welcome both old and new members, as always. We shall continue to work even harder to build the APC, Ogun State on clear values, discipline and commitment to corporate goals, devoid of personal selfishness and survival antics. The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State, shall remain a family, united and strong.”