The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has lost some of its key chieftains to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state as some aides of the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, were among the defectors who were received into the APC at a rally in Ilorin on Saturday, January 28.
They were received by Alh Saadu Salahu, the Special Adviser on Strategy to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara State governor.
While receiving the defectors, Alh Sa’ad assured them of fair and equal treatment with old APC members.
The media reported reported that the defectors who were received at a rally in Ilorin on Saturday, January 28, were from across the four local government areas that make up Kwara central senatorial district.
Among the defectors were former aides of the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed who led their supporters to the APC.
Some of the defectors include:
Barrister Shehu Salaudeen Ismail, a former liaison officer to the former Governor Ahmed, Alh Oladimeji Ayinla, former Ibagun PDP youth leader and former legislative aide to Saraki, Babatunde Aremu, Ayuba AbdulGaniyu, AbdulGafar Adekunle, Yunus Kayode Ibrahim, Hammed Ayinla, Adam Ayinla, Dauda isiaka Amuyankan, Sikiru Soliu Amuyankan, Kamaldeen Bushari,Toheeb Abdullah, Musa Ajibola amongst others
Salahu also thanked the defectors for recognising the giant strides of Governor AbdulRazaq across all sectors just as he charged them to join hands with old APC members and work assiduously for the party’s all-around victory during the 2023 general elections.