Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Daniel until his defection was the campaign director-general of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the opposition party in the last presidential election.
In a Tuesday letter to the PDP, the former governor said he is living because the ruling party has been captured him.
“Dear friends and colleagues, pardon my short notice in informing you of my route to the APC which as you might have suspected started with my supporting Governor Dapo Abiodun during the last election,” Mr Daniel wrote.
“I have since experienced an avalanche of encouragement to come on board. However, in the last 48 hours, things took a dizzying speed with the decision of the APC National Chairman’s request to visit me at Asoludero on Wednesday with about three governors.
“While planning for the visit, the governor also decided to visit me later with another set of governors today. It, therefore, means that I have finally been captured. I thought I should quickly brief the house before the news goes viral. Thanks for your understanding,” the politician added.