Scores of the aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State have initiated moves to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that the PDP members were disappointed over the manner the party’s leadership handled the selection of the candidates that will flag the party’s banners during the 2023 general elections.
Some of the aggrieved members of the opposition party confided in this medium that the shoddy handling of the PDP’s primaries has dashed their hope on the come back bid of the party come 2023.
Sources told this medium that no fewer than 70 percent of the PDP members are itching to dump the party for the APC.
They added that majority of those planning to dump PDP are from Kwara central and north senatorial districts.
” We are not happy about the micro zoning arrangements which edged out vibrant, experienced and leading aspirants from Baruten/ Kaiama axis of Kwara north from the governorship primaries. Our people in Baruten and Kaiama are not happy about this development. The supporters of our governorship aspirants in Kwara central are not also happy. This is why some of us have commenced moves to defect to the APC,” the sources added.
Offices of some aides of the state governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq have now become a beehive of activities as the aggrieved PDP members thronged the places to intimate the governor’s aides of their plan to join the APC.
The special adviser ( Political), Alh Abdullateef Gidado Alakawa confirmed the moves by some PDP members to join APC.
Alakawa said the aggrieved PDP members complained about backstabbing of their preferred candidates for some elective offices, especially the senatorial and governorship candidates by the leadership of the party.
He added that the aggrieved PDP members also expressed delight over the impressive performance of Governor AbdulRazaq.