Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has debunked claims that he is planning to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A statement yesterday by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, said the governor, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other political leaders in Kwara State have no reason to return to the PDP, or join any other party, unless pressured by supporters.
Ahmed clarified that the insinuations, which emerged from his recent interview, did not suggest he was planning to leave; rather, he was stating the conditions under which he and other stakeholders left the PDP.
The governor emphasized that he, Saraki and other governors left the PDP due to impunity, disregard for the rule of law and lack of inclusiveness.
He reiterated that they are committed to the APC and have no intention of defecting.
Ahmed urged those commenting on the matter to read the interview properly rather than relying on social media headlines and insinuations to draw uninformed conclusions.
Chieftains of the APC in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State have dismissed insinuations of their planned defection to the PDP.
A member of the party recently said the APC leaders defected to the PDP for alleged marginalisation.
A statement by a member of the party caucus, Idris Buko, thanked the leaders for giving them what were due to them, saying “as a party faithful, we say with all sense of modesty that we are not marginalised”.
The statement reads: “To set the records straight, at no time or forum was the issue of leaving APC discussed.
“However, it’s pertinent to state here that the author of the publication is a card-carrying member of PDP, and it is incontrovertible that he participated in the elections as a member of PDP; the records are there
“It’s laughable for a non-party member, who we learnt has been commissioned to destabilise our party, to come up with the theory of defection. We were not surprised he went to town with concocted falsehood to seek unavailable attention and relevance in APC.
“The Baruten chapter of our party is proud of our leaders, both at the National and State levels, for their contributions to the success and growth of our party in the state.
“We, therefore, call on party members and supporters at home and in Diaspora, to disregard Samari Abdullah’s self delusion of getting attention from the party hierarchy as a dream, as we remain loyal to the APC.”