Top PDP official dumps party, joins APC

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters
PDP Headquarters (Photo Credit: TVC News)

An official of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resigned from the party and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ahmed Aluko was reportedly the only PDP national officer from Kwara State and a member of its National Executive Committee.

Mr Aluko, who was the PDP deputy governorship candidate in Kwara in the 2015 elections resigned his membership of the party during its NEC meeting Thursday.

Mr Aluko said he was irked by decision of PDP national leadership to hand over the structure of PDP to the Senate President Bukola Saraki who defected on Tuesday to the party and attended its NEC meeting Thursday.

“It is, therefore, shocking that the party at the national level has resolved to hand over the party structures and all electable positions to defectors without any regards for those who stood by the party and built it Into a strong winning machine in Kwara. It is even more shocking that as the only national officer from Kwara State and NEC member from Kwara (I) was not consulted”.

Mr Aluko said he was leaving PDP “for more democratic platform.”

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the state executives of the PDP in Kwara all resigned and joined the APC after Mr Saraki’s defection to the PDP.

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