QUBES POLITICS: Kwara PDP Chair Says, 800 APC Members Have Defected To PDP

The Kwara State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that no fewer than 800 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state have defected to the PDP.
The chairman stated during a chat that Dr. Hana3 Alabere led the defectors from Alanamu Ward in Ilorin West Local Government Area. Oyedepo said, “By our record, about 800 members defected from the APC to the PDP. There is one Dr. Alapere, he is their leader in Alanamu Ward in Ilorin West.

“He led them to defect to our party. The time he was in the APC, nobody could defeat him in that area. Now he has led all those people that were with him in the APC to the PDP.” He added that the defectors were received by the party during the visit of executive members of the PDP in the North Central Zone, led by their Zonal Chairman, Mr. Theophilus Dakas. He described the defection of Alabere and others as a pointer to the popularity of the PDP in the state.

Also, Dakas reportedly lauded the PDP executives in the state for vibrancy of the party despite the internal crisis it experienced. He said that the party leadership has directed that power should be devolved to the ward level of the party, adding that his party’s members should continue to work for the progress of the party through aggressive membership drive.

Meanwhile, in similar development, the Chairman of the PDP in Nasarawa State, Mr. Francis Orogu, has condemned the recent appointment of members of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission alleged to be card-carrying members of the APC.

The chairman alleged that Governor Umaru Al-Makura gathered his loyalists and made them leaders of NASIEC.
He said, “We all know that we are dealing with somebody who never respects the rule of law.”

According to him, the governor has been paying only a fraction of salaries to workers in the state, but approved N195 for the conduct of local government election.