…All 16 Kwara council chairs, deputies, 80 councillors dump PDP for APC
All the 16 council chairmen in Kwara state yesterday formally announced their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The vice chairmen of the councils, 80 supervisory councillors and other councillors similarly defected to the APC.
Addressing reporters in Ilorin, the Protem chair of the association, Abdulateef Okandeji said that their decision was on account of the “ the refusal and failure of the national leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to address the observations and complaints of its founding members especially about the lawlessness, impunity and injustice which had become the norms and led to factionalisation of the PDP.”
He added: “After exhaustive consultations and deliberations by our leaders spearheaded by Senator Bukola Saraki, it was unanimously decided that the best option for us would be to merge with the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC) and work together in the overall interest of the good people of this country and towards the advancement of democracy.