Many party stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara have dumped the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.
The aggrieved politicians said they decided to embrace APC due to the achievements of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
It was gathered that the defectors are members of the Kwara PDP Transformation Movement,.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Comrade Nurani Omoyooba, said that they left PDP due to intimidation meted to them in spite of the fact that they were part of the formidable stakeholders.
“We the defectors are former party executives at the ward and local government levels, former commissioners, and special assistants in the PDP government.
“We are here to announce our defection to APC, and to appreciate Gov. AbdulRazaq’s efforts in serving the Kwara masses.
“Since the last five months, Kwara PDP Transformation Movement has been running a radio programme to sensitise people on how the interest of the masses can be protected.
“We also include in our activities areas where we thought the politicians have to step up,’’ Omoyooba said.
According to him, they were, members were being cheated as members of Kwara PDP, “especially those of us that were in the party before Sen. Bukola Saraki returned to the party”
“Why did we decamp? Our reason is very simple. We want a listening and understanding leader, and a leader that has the interest of the masses at heart.
“These are some of the qualities we have seen in you. We checked your achievements in education, health, road and other key sectors of the economy and we found out that you have been doing well.
“May Almighty God continues to bless and guide you,’’ he said.
Responding, Gov. AbdulRazaq thanked them for identifying with his government and with the APC in the state.