All Local Government Chairmen and Councillors in Kwara State have defected from the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
This is coming barely 24 hours when the Kwara PDP members defected to APC.
The Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter, Mr. Joshua Omokanye spoke to newsmen during a media briefing on the defection on Thursday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
He said all the 16 LG chairmen and all the councillors elected under APC have defected to the PDP.
Omokanye said, “It is our collective resolve to join the Peoples Democratic Party PDP as the worthy alternative platform to further our political careers and work for the advancement of the generality of our people. Since we are welcomed by the party, we have no doubt it wouldn’t be like the conglomeration of strange bedfellows that APC had been in the last four years.
“We have in the recent time experienced untoward developments within the political party we all claim to belong and loyal to. Precisely, it would be noted that All Progressives Congress APC is being controlled by a cabal who are hellbent in destroying its ever -rising acceptability before the populace.
“They have surreptitiously made it lose the compass of inclusiveness. It can today be said that APC is lacking internal democracy. It has sunk into an abysmal level of political decorum, regaling in civil misconduct and lagging behind in ethical standard, thereby impairing the growth of democratic culture in the political arena.
“It is, to many of us, disgusting to note that all what the cabal controlling the party is doing is to cater for the personal interest and marshal the ego of a few interest groups within the party.
“Noticeably, since the completion of Congresses and convention of APC, there has been flagrant disregard for decorum, disobedience and inconsistency in following party guidelines as well as subjugation of rules with impunity. These among others led to the emergence of a faction named rAPC within the party.
“It would be recalled that recently there was an attempt to unlawfully dissolve the state executive of the party in Kwara state by the national working committee. Aside, there have been long drawn unrelenting assaults on some personalities whose views differ at some points. All these are injurious to the tenets of democracy”, he said.
Source: Daily Post
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