January 31, 2018

Gov Ahmed says he has no plan to leave APC

Gov Ahmed says he has no plan to leave APC


By Demola Akinyemi

ILORIN—Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has debunked claims that he was planning to return to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he left with some other chieftains prior to the 2015 general elections.


In a statement, yesterday, by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, in Ilorin, Governor Ahmed said he, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and other political leaders in Kwara State, have no reason to return to PDP or join any other political party, unless they were asked to do so by their supporters.

Governor Ahmed added that the insinuations, which emerged from his recent interview with a newspaper, did not suggest that he was planning to leave.

The governor said he was stating the conditions under which he and other political stakeholders in the state left PDP.

‘Why we left PDP’

Ahmed emphasised that he, Saraki and other governors left the PDP due to impunity, disregard for the Rule of Law and lack of inclusiveness in the party at the time, following extensive consultations with stakeholders and supporters.

He, therefore, declared that he, Dr. Saraki, other stakeholders and supporters were committed to All Progressives Congress, APC, and currently had no intention to cross-carpet to the opposition PDP.

While affirming his support for the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmed also urged those commenting on the matter to read the said interview properly rather than relying on social media headlines and insinuations to draw uninformed conclusions.