… Scores of APC members decamped to PDP in Ibagun ward
No fewer than one hundred members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Kwara State have dumped the party, earlier today, to join the People’s Democratic Party in the state, citing their former party’s insincerity, incessant lies, abnormalities among others as a enough reason for their conscious decision.
The decampees, from Ibagun Ward in Ilorin East local government area, were presented before the state Reconciliation and Engagement Committee, on Wednesday, during an official meeting targeted at reconciling warring and aggrieved members in Ilorin East and Ilorin South local government areas respectively.
The Reconciliation team had since last week embarked on tours to local government areas of the state, from Ifelodun local government area of the state, to stabilise the party and put end to any form crisis emerging within caucus.
The committee has, however, recorded a huge success to unite and map the members at the grassroots to the elite having visited about 7 local government areas, making up Kwara South senatorial district and dissenting voices heard.
The chairman of the committee and former national chairman of the party, Alh Abubakar Kawu Baraje, accompanied with other members of the committee expressed delight in the demonstration of the party members at the duo local areas, saying the party will spare no effort to invest in the growth of his members.
Baraje while addressing the party members, in separate remarks, extolled the efforts of the party leaders, stakeholders, and the entire members, for setting up local government reconciliation committees, in what he described as a “selfless service to the party”, saying decampment of APC members is a live testimony of irregularities and insincerity of purpose marring the APC-led administration both at the national and state level.
He expressed further that the party is determined to, henceforth, uphold justice, fairness and equity where the rule of law and democratic principles will always take its natural course. Also, he disclosed that certain aggrieved members or apologists of the party would be invited to Ilorin, the state capital, for special dialogue sessions.
Reacting to this, the members of the party, commended the state reconciliation and engagement team in what they equally described as a “Wonderful job”, saying it’s not an error that the Saraki-led National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee had found the team worthy of such a challenging and tactical assignment. At the end of the respective meeting, the local government reconciliation committees presented their respective interim reports to the state committee.
Kabir Olanrewaju Ishowo is a Kwara-Born, a community developer, An Online Media Practioner and the CEO/Publisher of Gistmeblog247.