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ANRP Governorship Candidate, PDP Chieftains Defect To APC In Kwara

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The governorship candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) in Kwara State, Dr. AbdulMumeen Yinka Ajia, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ajia, who announced his defection in a signed statement on Saturday in Ilorin, said that the APC governorship candidate, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s victory will turn the page for the political history of Kwara.

Ajia called on his supporters to deliver their bloc votes for the APC governorship candidate.

He said: “The situation in Kwara is really not about party but about our struggle against retrogressive leadership as a people.”

Ajia added: “I have also gone through his manifesto and I am assured that the progressive, people-centred Kwara that I envisioned can be kick-started under his leadership.”

Also, Hon Bamidele Aluko, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Badari Ward of Ilorin West on Sunday defected to the APC.

Hon Aluko, who was a former member of the Kwara State House of Assembly, made his own declaration at a rally held at the ECWA Primary School, Oja-Iya, Ilorin, on Sunday.

Aluko was chairman of the Kwara United Football Club and the PDP leader in Badari Ward of Ilorin West, the most populated local government area in Kwara State.

Other top defectors included Alao Abdulyekeen, another PDP top gun from Baboko area of Ilorin; and Akeem Dare, youth leader from Balogun Fulani Ward 1.

Also on Sunday in Ilorin, over 500 PDP members from Asa LGA joined the APC.

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