BIG LOSS for APC as 800 members dump party in Kwara, defect to PDP

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Iyiola Oyedepo, the chairman of the PDP in the state, received the defectors in Ilorin during the visit of executive members of the party in the north-central zone. 

Hanafi Alabere, who led the defectors from Alanamu ward in Ilorin West local government area, said they were fed up with the APC, the report said. On his part, Oyedepo told the visiting zonal executives that no notable member of the party had defected to the APC since 2015. 

 According to him, the defection of Alabere and his colleagues is a pointer to the popularity of the PDP in the state. Theophilus Dakas, the visiting zonal chairman, commended the PDP executives in the state for keeping the party intact inspite of its internal crisis. Dakas appealed to the members to continue to work for the progress of the party through sustained membership drive.

 Dakas explained that the party leadership had directed that power should be devolved to the ward level. He commended members over the party’s performance in the November 18, 2017 local government election while giving an assurance that the era of impunity and imposition of candidates in the PDP was gone.  He promised that the people would decide who would represent them. 

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