By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN— Kwara State chapter of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, has dissociated itself from the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate, saying it has suspended its national chairman, Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima..
The ACPN chairman in the state, Kuti Kayode, announced the suspension of Galadima at a news conference in Ilorin.
Kuti claimed that the national chairman of the party took unilateral decision in adopting Buhari of All Progressives Congress, APC, as the official presidential candidate of their party.
He also announced the decision of ACPN members in the state to pitch their tent with Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming general election.
He said: “The Kwara State chapter, which is the stronghold of ACPN in the country, has decided to pitch its tent with Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. We adopt the presidential candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Razak Atunwa as Kwara State governor; Dr Bukola Saraki as Senator representing Kwara Central and all other PDP candidates in the state.
“Furthermore, our candidates are willing to work with the PDP candidates across the board. We have held meetings with our members across the 16 local government areas of the state and they are on the same page with us in our decision to adopt all PDP candidates for elective offices in the general election.“