Saraki, Ahmed’s Defection: Kwara PDP sets up harmonisation committee

Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah-Ahmed
Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah-Ahmed

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has set up a Harmonisation Committee ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The committee became necessary following the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, federal lawmakers and members of the State House of Assembly to the PDP, officials said.

Speaking at a meeting on Friday where the committee was set up, Governor Ahmed said the PDP is now a stronger and bigger family that is stronger than the old APC and old PDP, because major stakeholders and members of both parties have come together under the PDP umbrella.

He said the committee is to adopt the party’s national template for harmonization, stressing that the party is one big family where everybody will find accommodation and a voice.

Mr Ahmed added that local government and ward chapters of the party are also required to adopt the same arrangement to ensure inclusiveness and put PDP in a stronger position to win elections and deliver good service to the people.

Members of the committee are Speaker of the State Assembly, Ali Ahmad, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Isiaka Gold, former SSG, Saka Onimago, former chairman of Kaiama local government, Ahmed Sadik, Isiaka Magaji, Afusat Olarenwaju, Mohammed Haruna, House Leader Hassan Oyeleke and Ebun Owolabi.

Others are Abdulrazaq Lawal, Babatunde Mohammed, Abubakar Sani, Yinusa Yahaya, Adekunle Femi Apado and Moses Ibiyemi.


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