– The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has said no member of the party left for the opposition
– The party spokesman said the claim that 800 members of APC defected to another party is misleading and outright falsehood
– There were media reports that some members of the APC recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The APC in Kwara state has said no member of the party defected to the PDP at Alanamu ward in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com by its publicity secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party said the claim that 800 members of APC defected to the PDP is misleading and outright falsehood.
According to him, what happened was that the north-central zonal leadership of the PDP visited Kwara and a factional chairman of the PDP in the state, Mr Iyiola Oyedepo decided to entertain his guests with stage-managed defection.
Part of the statement read: “The drama of defection anchored by Iyiola Oyedepo would have made huge sense if it portrayed the movement of PDP members from one faction to the other within the PDP.
“The APC wishes to declare that Kwara PDP lacks pull factor. Therefore, there couldn’t have been defection of APC members to the PDP.
“The APC frowns at some irresponsible and false assertions made by Mr Iyiola Oyedepo. The party believes Mr Oyedepo has veered off the lane of politicking and resulted to character assassination and defamatory labeling of our party leaders. Mr Oyedepo and his cohorts should be warned as defamatory labeling of our party leaders will not be tolerated in the run up to the 2019 general election.”
Meanwhile, youths under the aegis of Younger Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (YSAPC) have called on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to constitute a formidable team that will include them to help his reconciliation assignment in the ruling party.
They made the demand during a press briefing on Tuesday, March 13, in Abuja through one of the leaders, Dominic Alancha, on the outcome of their meeting.
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