All members of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State have join the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
The decision was taken in an elaborate meeting of the party at the Civic Center, Igbekebo on Monday.
Recall that the former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and the immediate past deputy governor His Excellency (Chief) Alfred Agboola Ajayi had both announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on 28th October, 2021.
The announcement came hours after meeting with four of PDP governors, led by the chairman of governors forum and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal in Ondo city.
The motion to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was moved by Asogbon Adebanbo of Apoi Ward IV and seconded by Egbekun Wariebi of Arogbo Ward ll.
Subsequently, the new members moved to the PDP meeting at Igbekebo where they were received by the chairman of the party, Thompson Akah.
Akah urged the new members to go back to their various wards to register accordingly.
The former Deputy Governor, Chief Agboola Ajayi said all discerning minds should join the Peoples Democratic Party to rescue the country from the misrule of the APC and set her on a path of peace and progress for the benefit of all.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency has inaugurated COVID-19 task force.
The Permanent Secretary of the Agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu said the taskforce is to ensure total compliance of vaccination teams with directive from NPHCDA.
Dr. Francis said vaccination is absolutely free all over the country noting that nobody is expected to demand for any payment or gratification from residents before or during the vaccination exercise.
He noted that issuance of COVID-19 vaccination cards without vaccination is an offence which will be seriously sanctioned.
Akanbiemu said NAFDAC is included in the taskforce to ensure that sanctified and approved vaccines are administered, noting that there has been no report of any fake vaccines yet.
Akanbiemu said the task force will meet regularly to review the progress made so far and render reports to the national office of Primary Health Care Development Agency.
He also added that the taskforce would be replicated at the local government level to ensure strict monitoring and compliance at the grassroots.
Akanbiemu however warned that any health worker caught engaging in any sharp practices would be dealt with accordingly.