Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Tueday debunked speculations that he he is planning to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Governor was reported to have dropped a hint at a forum last weekend that “if the situation in the All Progressive Congress will no more favour us, we will return to where we are coming from; the PDP”.
In a statement, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, the governor said he and his godfather; Dr. Bukola Saraki; the Senate President “and other political leaders in Kwara have no reason to return to the PDP”.
Ahmed said: “the insinuations, which emerged from his recent interview with a newspaper, did not suggest that he was planning to leave, rather, he was stating the conditions under which he and other political stakeholders in the state left the PDP”.
He emphasized that “he, Saraki and other governors left the PDP due to impunity, disregard for the rule of law and lack of inclusiveness in the party at the time following extensive consultations with stakeholders and supporters”.
He, therefore reiterated that himself, Saraki and others were still committed to the APC with no intention whatsoever, “to cross-carpet to the opposition PDP”.
The Governor “urged those commenting on the matter to read the said interview properly, rather than relying on social media headlines and insinuations to draw uninformed conclusions.
He also advised “disgruntled elements within the legacy parties of the APC that are urging him and Senator Bukola Saraki to hasten their exit from the party to educate themselves with that interview and be appropriately informed instead of making misguided comments on issues they have no knowledge of”.