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2023: Barely 24 hours after Atiku’s campaign, 10,000 PDP members defect to APC in Kwara

No fewer than 10,000 members including top chieftains of the Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state.

The defectors were received yesterday, Thursday, November 24, 2022, in Ilorin, the state capital by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

This development comes twenty-four hours after the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar took his campaign train to the state.

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A former Deputy Speaker of Kwara House of Assembly, Mathew Okedare; and former Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Abdullahi Alikinla, were among the members that withdrew their membership from the PDP yesterday.

Other notable faces in the defection train include former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Musa Yeketi, and Personal Assistant to the former Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed on Political Matters.

It was also gathered that some chieftains of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) were also part of the defectors.

In his remark, Governor AbdulRazaq commended the defectors for their bold decision and assured them of fairness and equal treatment in the party.

The governor listed some of his administration’s scorecards across sectors and enjoined the APC members to remain resolute in delivering the state at the 2023 general elections.

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Fagbemi, on his part, said Kwara people have all seen the huge gap between the past and present administrations in terms of inclusive growth and good governance and have vowed never to allow the state to go backward.

He said the comeback bid of the PDP was evil and targeted at denying the citizens what they were already enjoying under AbdulRazaq, restating the government’s scorecards across sectors.

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