Kwara APC welcomes thousands of defectors from PDP, SDP, ADC, others

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Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday harvested tens of thousands of defectors from opposition political parties in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, in what observers say further underlines the popularity of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his government.


The defectors were led by dozens of erstwhile generals in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party, NNPP, African Democratic Congress, among others — all attesting to the impressive performance of the administration in education, healthcare, workers’ welfare, rural-urban infrastructural development, women and youth empowerment, and safety nets for the poor and the vulnerable.


The Banquet Hall Ilorin — venue of the event — and its expansive precincts were filled to the brim as the defectors drawn from north, south and central districts of Kwara filed to the hall in a carnivalesque atmosphere.


They were received by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq alongside several top government officials and party chieftains such as Kwara APC chairman Sunday Fagbemi; and Director General of the APC Campaign Alhaji Yahaya Seriki; among others.


The big fishes among the defectors included former Deputy Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly under PDP Hon. Mathew Okedare; former Commissioner for Tertiary Education under PDP Barrister Abdullahi Alikinla; former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Engr Musa Yeketi; Personal Assistant to the former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Political (PAPOL) Alhaji Hassan Gegele;

PDP Women Leader in Ifelodun LG Adenike Ayilara; former Special Assistant to Senator Bukola Saraki on Domestic Hon. Bolakale Ajanaku; among others.

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