Former Senate President Bukola Saraki over the weekend received scores of defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
While receiving the defectors, Saraki claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will surely defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State at the next year’s governorship election.
Bukola Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, said the current government of Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq has performed terribly below expectation and has given the PDP, the opportunity to regain what was lost.
Saraki said, “Kwarans have bitterly learnt their lessons now. I am confident that PDP will send APC away from the Government House in 2023 by the grace of God.
The former Senate President said, “The love of Kwara informed your defection today to the PDP and we will all work together for the betterment of the state.
The APC defectors were led by one Kayode Ogunlowo, a loyalist of Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed.
Explaining the reasons for their defection to PDP, Kayode Ogunlowo said that the APC he alongside others laboured hard to enthrone in 2019 has been victimising them.
“The APC we worked hard for in 2019 has not been able to reciprocate our good gesture. Instead, the party led by Governor AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq decided to vitimise use. The governor decided to haul abuses on us. He decided to charge to court and detained us in prison custody.”
“As I am talking to you majority of our members were disenfranchised during the voter’s registration and revalidation exercise.
“That is why we decided to leave APC for PDP. The Egypt of yesterday is better than the Sudan of today. The current government has no concrete achievements to point to. Instead, it keeps up piling up debts without commensurate physical development.
“Thank God it is not too late. This is the time to join hands together and push out Governor Abdulrazaq from the Government House in 2023. Today we are burning the brooms that symbolise poverty, insecurity, and maladministration.”