Twenty-three members of the Kwara State House of Assembly (KHAS) on Wednesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is coming barely 24 hours after Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed announced their exit from the ruling party.

Only the member representing Ojomu/Balogun Constituency of Offa Local Government Area, Saheed Popoola, remains in APC.

The lawmakers’ resignation was contained in a letter read by the Speaker of the state legislature, Alli Ahmad, on Wednesday.

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Ahmad said the lawmakers alleged that their move was informed by factionalization of the ruling party at the local level.

After the letter was read, all defecting members, including the Speaker, appended their signatures to the list of defectors.

The Speaker said, “I am so happy leaving the APC today.”

“In 2014, I was terribly sad leaving PDP reluctantly with 36 other members of the House of Representatives.

“Today, I am the happiest leaving the APC for good. I wish I was never a member of the party.”

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