Peter Babalola, the Chairman of Osun State Local Government Service Commission, has resigned his appointment and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Babalola, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a letter to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, said he resigned to pursue other endeavours.
Babalola was one of the 17 APC aspirants in the July 19 governorship primary in which Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola emerged the winner.
NAN reports that Babalola, who was received by the South West PDP Deputy Chairman, Yomi Akinwonmi, and the State Chairman, Soji Adagunodo, at the party secretariat on Friday in Osogbo, said he left the APC because of imposition and impunity.
He expressed the belief that the next governor ought to come from Osun West.
Babalola promised to work with the PDP in order to ensure victory for its candidate in the September 22 governorship election.
In his remarks, Akinwonmi, who represented the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, said that Babalola took the right step by leaving APC.
He urged PDP members in APC to return to the party, saying equal rights and privileges would be given to them.