Sunday September 19, 2021 9:11 PM

Jonathan made it easy for me and Saraki to leave PDP, we won’t return – Ahmed

Kwara Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, said he and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, would not return to the Peoples Democratic Party despite the recent call on them to do so by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

He said they were committed to using the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress to deliver service to the people.

Ahmed spoke in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

He said while they had cause to leave the PDP as of the time they left, they had no reason to abandon the APC now.
The governor explained that people decide to defect from one party to the other when their expectations are not met in their current party.

This, he added, was largely informed by lack of patronage especially when put side-by-side with electoral promises.
The governor said, “It is very unlikely for us to return to the PDP because we are not unhappy with where we are in terms of expectations, service delivery and direction of governance.

“When you are already working towards achieving result, you will want to see that the result get to the people before you will begin to say you want to jump boat.

“We don’t have any reason to jump boat for now. Don’t forget that we left the PDP because we had reasons to do so. We don’t have reasons to leave now. We have reason to see that service delivery is given to the people.

“We are committed to ensuring it gets to the people. When I used the word ‘we,’ it is inclusive of the Senate President. We are fully committed to using the instrumentality of the APC to deliver service to the people and we have a strong direction. It will be foolhardy to abandon that, leave and go and start all over again. When I say ‘we,’ I am talking about the political group in Kwara.”

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