JUST IN: Saraki, Kwara Governor, Ahmed dump APC
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Saraki took to his Twitter handle @bukolasaraki to announce his defection from the party;
“I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” his tweet read.
Saraki’s defection from the APC comes a week after 14 senators and 37 House of Representatives members the ruling APC.
There had been speculations that Saraki, alongside other chieftains of the party would dump the party arising from what he considered to be political witch hunt since his emergence as the president of the senate.
In the same vein, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Saraki’s Kwara State similarly defected for the party on Tuesday.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede.
“Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed today defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), having realized that the All Progressive Congress (APC) can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people.”
Although Governor Ahmed announced the PDP as his preferred party, Saraki has not given a hint about his next political party.
Both men are being investigated by the police over the deadly robbery where more than 20 lives were lost in Offa, Kwara state in April.