UPDATE: Saraki, Gov Ahmed Dump APC, Join PDP
Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Tuesday defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defection which has been on the card for some time took place in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
The actions and statements of Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, and that of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole with regards to Kwara State chapter of the party were clear indications that Saraki and Ahmed had to leave.
Saraki wrote on his Facebook page thus: ” I wish to inform Nigerians that after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressive Congress, APC”
Although, Saraki did not announce his destination in the post, multiple sources said he was heading back to the Peoples Democratic Party
His spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, has confirmed his principal’s defection to the PDP, adding that a statement on the issue will be released in due course.
The defection of Governor Ahmed was announced in a statement signed by Dr. Muyideen Akorede, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications.
“Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed today defected to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), having realized that the All Progressive Congress (APC) can longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people,” the statement said.
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