The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered another major blow in Kwara state with the defection of over 100,000 of its members to All Progressives Congress (APC) led by a chieftain of the PDP and an oil magnate, Alh Abdulrazaq Abdulrahaman.
Alh Abdulrazaq Abdulrahaman ( Popularly called Rahman Razaq) who contested against Senator Bukola Saraki in the last senatorial election in Kwara central said in an interview with journalists, after his registration with the All Progressives Congress (APC)at his Idi-igba, in Ilorin that his defection was in line with the aspiration of his people.
He said,”All my supporters have moved from the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC),we are talking in the region of over 100,000 electorates .
Let me give you a clearer example, “In Kaima local government, 90% of the party members did not move to PDP, they remained where they were. Now 80% of Kwara north as a whole also stayed behind, even in kwara central where I come from most people did not move with them, so there is a change in the horizon”
On why he left PDP, he said,”Before ,we were in CPC and when the CPC merged with the ACN, they decided to bring in what you call the new PDP and we realised that the people coming from the new PDP were the people we could not work with, they were agents of destruction so we opted out of the alliance.
“And we warned them, but they didn’t agree with us, now you have seen the havoc they have done to our party. Now we are back home, where we belong.”
The party chieftain explained that his detection with his mammoth supporters to the All Progressives Congress will bring about the long awaiting desired change to the opposition, All Progressives Congress in the state.
He was optimistic that the looming change in kwara state in the forthcoming elections, would bring a final end to what he described as the ongoing maladministration in the state for over twenty years now
According to him,”For us,its about change, we have had maladministration for over twenty years,its just that change that we want,it’s not even about who become the governor or which geopolitical zone take the mantle. We just want to get rid of these people who have mismanaged the economy of kwara for years ”
On the chances of APC in Kwara , he said” Coming from the last local government election late last year, anybody that live in Kwara state knew that the opposition won the election, so the people are ready for change.