Kwara PDP rejects power sharing with defectors

Posted by Romoke W. Ahmad, Ilorin | 27 July 2018 | 2,092 times

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The leadership of the PDP in Kwara State, yesterday, rejected a power-sharing arrangement formulated by the party’s national leadership to accommodate defecting members from the APC.

The acclaimed state chairman of a faction of the PDP, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, said it was impossible for his team and members of the party to work with the incoming defectors who, he said, were mainly from the political structure loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Two senators, Shaaba Lafiagi (Kwara North) and Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara South), as well as the six members of the House of Representatives from the state, were among federal legislators who defected on Tuesday from the APC. Saraki and Governor AbdulFattah Ahmed are expected to announce their own defection soon.

But Oyedepo who spoke on the development on a radio programme in Ilorin, the state capital, said the national leadership of the PDP had set up a committee to interface between his group and the defectors. The first meeting is slated for next week, he said on the programme which was monitored by our reporter.

Oyedepo who said he had attended a meeting in Abuja, blamed the party’s national leadership for being allegedly insensitive to the political configuration in Kwara State and allowing themselves to be swayed by the funding capacity of the defectors.

•Culled from Daily Trust

Source: News Express

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