Moshood Adeoti, secretary to Osun government, has resigned his appointment and defected to the Action Democratic Party(ADP).
Adeoti was one of the 17 All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants in the July 19 primary conducted by the party.
He announced his withdrawal a day before the primary but still managed to score 128 votes.
In a letter addressed to Abdul’aziz Yari, chairman of APC primaries committee and governor of Zamfara, Adeoti said he was withdrawing because the primary had been skewed to favour Gboyega Oyetola, chief of staff to governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Speaking on Monday after a primary held at the ADP secretariat, Adeoti urged the party members to support him in winning the September 22 governorship election.
Adeoti said he was committed to executing the ADP ideals as contained in its manifesto.
The former SSG said he had acquired experience as a “grassroots politicians who had passed through virtually all stages of political leadership as councillor, local government supervisor and party administrator and later secretary to state government.
“I present a sober, deep and solid experience critically needed to lead a people-centred and masses-oriented administration as the governor of Osun state”.