Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has dismissed report claiming that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his political family are planning to dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ahmed said Saraki and other political leaders in the state had no reason to return to the PDP or join other political party “unless they are asked to do so by supporters.”
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede, Ahmed emphasized that 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 are committed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and currently have no intention to cross-carpet to the opposition PDP.”
The governor also advised “disgruntled elements within the legacy parties of the APC that are urging him and Senator Bukola Saraki to hasten their exit from the party to educate themselves with that interview and be appropriately informed instead of making misguided comments on issues they have no knowledge of.
“He affirmed his full support for the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari and commended him for his strides in governing the country and for the unprecedented federal projects in Kwara State, which he added, were aided by the intervention of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“The governor also restated that his administration is fully committed to sustaining its ongoing fulfilment of its electoral promises to Kwarans across all sectors, and refuses to be distracted by uninformed commentaries and political mischief from any quarters.”