23 Kwara Assembly Lawmakers Loyal To Saraki Dump APC For PDP
Twenty-three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kwara State House of Assembly loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki has dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.
Meanwhile, Saheed Popoola remains in the APC making him the only member of the party in the House.
Ali Ahmad, the Speaker of the Assembly speaking on the floor of the House of Assembly in Ilorin, from a speech he personally signed, said that the move was permitted by the proviso to section 109 (1) (g) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Speaker, who said that he heaved a sigh of relief as he and other members of the House dumped APC for good, added that he wished he was never a member of the party.
According to him,”As politicians, who allow the interests and welfare of their constituents to occupy the front seats, wide consultations have been made with people at the grassroots and in all of these is the indication that our people have become disillusioned with our continuous membership of the APC and have spoken loud and clear enough and in one voice that they no longer wish to continue to be strange bedfellows in that party where non-performance, injustice and impunity are the orders of the day.
“Accordingly, let it be on record that I too have joined the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. The Speaker, who lamented experiences while in APC, said that, “Unarguably, the intrigues and power play that birthed the long drawn legal battle with key members of the APC over fathom allegations coupled with the arbitrary use of government institutions such as the police and anti-corruption agencies for harassment and intimidation of perceived opponents of people in power since APC assumed power, has dealt a heavy blow to governance.
This act of illegality has turned the once great Nigeria to object of ridicule among the comity of nations.” He also said,”With the current unprecedented spate of disobedience to court rulings, the present administration at the national level has redefined governance as government of the cabal and for the cabal thereby throwing the rule of law, the bedrock of democracy, to the dogs