The Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki has officially announced his defection from the ruling party All Progressives Congress APC.
Saraki who himself made this known via his official twitter handle wrote:
“I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The development which has been widely expected is coming barely a week after some members of the All Progressives Congress APC in the National Assembly, at both the Upper and the Lower chamber, chief among who are former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwanso and senator representing Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye, announced their defection at the floor of the Senate and the House of Representatives from the ruling party to the other opposition party with the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP being the chief beneficiary.
Saraki is also expected to join the main opposition party PDP from where he defected to the APC in 2014.
In a similar development, the Kwara State governor Abdul fatah Ahmed has also announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress APC. In a statement which was made available by the Media aide to the, Muideen Akorede, Gov Ahmed noted: “Following due consultation with the people and in response to the call by major stakeholder groups in the state, the Kwara State Governor Alhaji Abdulfattah Ahmed today defected to the People’s Democratic Party PDP, having realized that the All Progressives Congress APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspiration and expectations of the people.
This development is coming a day after the National Working Committee dissolved the state executives of the All Progressives Congress. The executives are reportedly accused of being loyal to the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Report by Victor Alagogooko for IbadanCity ANNOUNCER