Shina Peller, the legislator for Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, has defected to the Accord Party.
This comes after he abandoned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after failing to win the party’s senatorial ticket for Oyo North, News Report gathered.
Peller, who is known for owning one of Nigeria’s most prestigious nightclubs, announced his transfer to the Accord Party while resigning from the APC on the House of Representatives floor during plenary on Tuesday.
He said: “After my exit from the APC, we engaged other political parties, we had numerous options, but we opted for Accord for very peculiar reasons.“
According to him, Accord Party “happens to be the first party in Oyo State to zone Oyo North Senatorial ticket to Oke Ogun considering that Ogbomosho 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.”
Peller stated that Accord Party internal democracy mechanism is intact, a component lacking in other parties.
He said: “Today, I would like to inform the general public that I am now with 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.”