- PDP has failed, defectors say
- Saraki’s political dynasty hasn’t brought positive change to Kwara people
Another wave of defection has blown off Peoples’ democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State as the party just lost another 15 serving councillors in the state.
They defected to All Progressives Congress ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly Elections.
The February 23 presidential and National Assembly election saw powerful Bukola Saraki, Senate president lost his seat, which political observers say it’s a threat to the long time political dynasty of the Saraki’s empire.
InfomediaNG leart that the defectorsm were drawn from five out 16 Local Government Areas of the state, “we defected to APC in the interest of the masses,” they claimed
The local lawmakers were elected on the platform of PDP in November 2017.
Hon Suleiman Taoheed representing Ajanaku Ward in Moro Local Government Area, who spoke on behalf of other defectors said that the current PDP administration in Kwara had failed.
“We are tired of lies and poor performance of the incumbent administration in the state and as a result, we cannot be left behind in building better and brighter Kwara.
“Everybody is complaining about the political hegemony in Kwara because the system has not brought positive changes to the people of the state,” Taoheed said.
He vowed to mobilise for the success of APC candidates in the forthcoming elections.
They promised to vigorously work for the victory of AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq, the APC governorship candidate, at the polls.
They revealed that more serving councillors would join APC before Saturday.
Dr. Alimi Abdulrasaq, an APC stalwart and brother to the governorship flag bearer, received the defectors.
Abdulrasaq noted that his brother, when elected would ensure that local governments have full autonomy, and draw government closer to the people at the grassroots.
Recalled that Bukola Saraki was one of the political victims at the just concluded elections.