PDP Members In Saraki’s Base, Ilorin West, Defect To APC

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in IIorin West Local Government area of Kwara State yesterday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Defectors were said to be about 95 percent of members of the erstwhile opposition party against the ruling  APC. in  the state..

Chairman of the party in the local government, Abdulsalam Sulaiman who made this known on Monday said this was to prove that this could happen even in the home council of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

During the defection. PDP members in the local government set their PDP membership cards on fire.

The colour of the secretariat was also changed to that of the APC as a sign of total disengagement from PDP.

The PDP Chairman at the occassion declared .that  majority of his members have defected to the APC because they could not be in the same party with Dr. Saraki.

“You will recall that on July 11, at this same venue, I addressed the press on the issues that concern our former party, PDP.

“Many of our resolutions then was that Ilorin West PDP reject Saraki because our ideology is not the same. It cannot be so due to Saraki’s domineering and autocratic leadership.

“That National leaders of our party have decide by taken Saraki instead of masses of Kwara who are tired of his misrule and undemocratic procedures,” Suleiman said.

Receiving the defected members, the Chairman Caretaker Committee of the APC in the State, Bashir Bolarinwa commended them for collapsing the 12 wards of  PDP into APC.

He charged them to work towards ensuring that APC emerged victorious in next year’s general election.

“Ilorin West is a local government that always try to dictate politically in Kwara. I want you to work assiduously to ensure that come 2019 general elections, Bukola Saraki is defeated,” Bolarinwa said.

A former chieftain of the PDP who also decamped to the APC, Kunle Sulyman urged the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole to prevail on the majority status of the Senate to impeach the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.

He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Sen Bukola Saraki, answers all the criminal charges against him.

The former PDP party stalwart, recounted Offa Bank robbery, mismanagement of Société Generale Bank, Intercontinental Bank among other issues he raised against the Senate President.