Critical Times News : APC members in Kwara state Assembly set to dump party for PDP

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APC members in Kwara state Assembly set to dump party for PDP


Kwara House of Assembly lawmakers, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to dump the ruling party.

When this happens, the legislators will immediately move into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

DAILY POST understands that PDP in the state has been preparing to receive the new defectors.

A source close to the State Government, which has a good working relationship with the State Assembly, spoke to our correspondent on the development on Tuesday.

“We also heard about it. The defection was actually reported in a local newspaper yesterday (Monday) but the news spread just this morning.”

Asked if the lawmakers were truly contemplating to dump the APC for the PDP, the source replied: “Whatever they decide won’t be a secret; let’s wait and see how it goes”.

But their exit won’t come as a surprise as their leader, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his protege and Kwara Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed are believed to be spending their last days in the APC.

Ahmed gave the hint last Friday in Ilorin, the state capital, during a meeting with youths, traders, local government chairmen among others.

He lamented that the APC formed in 2014 “with the hope to meet the needs and aspirations of the people in critical areas of our national life has not delivered”.

He said: “We are gathered here to consult with our supporters, market women, artisans, youths and women on how to guarantee our people’s interest and our state’s progress.

“Our leader, Senate President, Bukola Saraki will soon come home to announce where we will go. APC has not met our expectations. You have told us that they have not met your aspirations as a people in APC.

“You have come to tell us that you want us to move on to a new platform that will give us room to meet our aspirations for the good of Kwarans. By the grace of God Almighty, you will have a response very soon and very clear.

“But one is as clear as crystal, you the stakeholders have told us to move out of the APC and because we run an inclusive process, that is why we have come to sit here and seek your opinion which you have expressed.

“And certainly your decision is our decision. So whatever you want is what we will do. God will guide us aright.”

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