Osun State APC has suffered a major defection of its leaders, ahead of the September governorship poll.
In the latest defection, Chairman of the State Executive Committee of the Party, Azeez Adesiji, led eight members of the committee to the Action Democratic Party (ADP).
Adesiji, who was formally received into ADP at the party secretariat in Osogbo, said he is defecting with 580 out of 780 officials of the APC executive committees in the local government area.
He also said that 5,520 out of 8,632 wards executive committee’s members of the state APC followed him into ADP.
Crisis hits the party on the eve of its governorship primaries, following the directive by the APC national working committee that the direct primaries should be adopted, instead of delegates to conduct the primaries.