This is not the best of times for the APC in Ekiti State as one of the party's aggrieved members in the person of one of their most influential former members has left them to pitch his tent with a rival party-the Labour Party.
The member of the Federal House of Representatives, defected in order for him to pursue his Gubernatorial ambition in Ekiti State come 2014.
Prior to this his formal defection, he had had a running battle with his former party hierarchy over his ambition. The party had expected he was going to step down his ambition for the incumbent's 2nd term to which he didn't agree. Now with this defection to the Labour, the massive support that the APC used to enjoy in Ekiti State might have been reduced drastically, since Honourable Bamidele seemingly enjoys a very massive support base in Ekiti.
So a major loss for the APC in Ekiti, might have become a major gain for Labour in the same state. So would Opeyemi Bamidele be joining the Iroko(Dr. Olusegun Mimiko) as the 2nd Labour Governor in Nigeria? Or would the incumbent ride on to a victory irrespective of Bamidele's defection & support? Time will surely tell.