16 LG Chairmen, Deputies, 193 Councillors, defect to APC

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Chairmen of the 16 Local Government Councils in Kwara on Friday defected from the PDP to the APC.

They announced the defection in the Secretariat of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in Ilorin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the chairmen were elected on the platform of the PDP on Oct. 26, 2013.

NAN also reports that the chairmen defected with their deputies and 193 councillors.

The Chairman of ALGON in the state and Chairman of IIorin East Local Government Council, Mr Abdulateef Okandeji, told newsmen that they took the decision “after exhaustive consultations and deliberations by our leaders spearheaded by Sen. Bukola Saraki.

“It was unanimously decided that the best option for us would be to merge with the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC)”, Okandeji said.

“We, the members of ALGON in Kwara, hereby declare for the APC and call on all our supporters and well-wishers to join hands with our leaders to move the state and the country forward”, Okandeji said. (NAN)

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