Former Reps Candidate, Ex-Deputy Speaker Dump PDP For APC In Kwara

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin 

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stalwarts in Kwara State, Abubakar Suka Baba and Abubakar Musa with thousands of their supporters have officially defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Baba, a former deputy speaker in the state House of Assembly and Musa, a former state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers and PDP House of Representatives’ candidate during the 2019 general election made public their defection to APC at a ceremony in Kaiama, headquarters of Kaiama local government area.

The state chairman of APC, Prince Sunday Fagbemi and other officials of the party welcomed the two grassroot politicians into the fold of the ruling  party.

The chairman of Alliance for Sustainable Kwara, ASK, Malam Razaq Lawal and some members of the association also joined the APC chairman in receiving Baba and  Musa into the party.

In their separate remarks, Baba and Musa said they were motivated to join APC because of the noticable infrastructure development that has taken place in Kwara North since the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq came on board in 2019.

They noted that the APC administration has brought hope to the neglected people of Kwara north,”as our area is now getting its fair share of infrastructure while our people are also being appointed into key positions of authority.”

The state APC chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi while welcoming the two former PDP chieftains assured them of equal treatment with old members, saying that APC was big enough to accommodate all well meaning politicians from every part of the state.

Fagbemi thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for implementing people- oriented policies and programmes which have continued to attract more prominent politicians from the opposition parties  to the ruling APC.

He urged the people of the state to continue to support the AbdulRazaq’s administration as reciprocal for the good job the governor is doing.

 

Confidence Okwuchi