- The PDP has lost one of its NEC member from Kwara state, Ahmed Aluko, to the ruling APC
- Aluko on Thursday, August 2, resigned his membership during the NEC meeting
- Aluko declared that he had to leave the PDP for a more democratic platform
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost one of its National Executive Committee (NEC) and the only national officer from Kwara state, Ahmed Yinka Aluko, to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Aluko, who was the party’s flag bearer as deputy governorship candidate in the 2015 elections resigned his elective position and membership of the PDP during the party’s NEC meeting on Thursday, August 2.
Daily Trust reports that the former special adviser on security matters in Kwara state accused the opposition of impunity and undemocratic practices.
He said: “It is therefore, shocking that the party at the national level has resolved to hand over the party structures and all electable positions to defectors without any regards for those who stood by the party and built it Into a strong winning machine in Kwara.
“It is even more shocking that as the only national officer from kwara state and NEC member from the state was not consulted.”
Aluko said he was leaving PDP “ for a more democratic platform.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Iliya Bulus, a chieftain of the PDP and 482 other members, have defected to the APC in Gudun-Karya ward of Kuje area council, Abuja. Among the party’s chieftain were Iliya Bulus, Sule Ayuba, Madam Aboki and Abdulrahman Zagabutu.
Godwin Poyi, the chairman of the Kuje chapter of APC, who received the decampees, said they decamped to the ruling APC based on the party's achievements in the council.
He said he was impressed with former PDP members adding that the APC will always give them equal treatment with other party members.
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