Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Tuesday dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
His announcement followed that of the Senate President Bukola Saraki who also declared his decision to quit APC in a tweet.
Governor Ahmed in a statement by his senior assistant on media and communication Dr Muyideen Akorede said “following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed today defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), having realized that the All Progressive Congress (APC) can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people. “
The National Working Committee of the APC dissolved the executive committee of the party in Kwara State.
The NWC asked a caretaker committee led by Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa to run the party pending the election of new leaders.
Caretaker committees will be appointed at the ward and local government levels.
The dissolved state executive committee, which is loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki, is led by Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, who has been openly castigating the party along with other leaders in the state.
It was learnt that the decision was taken because of alleged disloyalty by the Balogun-Fulani led APC executive.
It was also gathered that the step became necessary to prevent Saraki from “hijacking” the party’s candidates who will be elected at the primaries of APC.