A former Kwara State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sunday Babalola, on Tuesday said that he had defected to the All Progressives Congress with his supporters.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Babalola said he decided to leave the PDP for the APC because of the return of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to the PDP.
Babalola said he could not be in the same political party with Saraki, who he accused of under-developing Kwara State.
Babalola, who was a member of PDP for over eight years, said, “I, hereby, announce my defection from the PDP to the APC. I have defected with over 20,000 supporters who belong to several groups across Kwara State. I am involved in partisan politics because I believe that politics is about service to the people.
“Our dear state needs urgent liberation from the over 45 years of deceit, oppression and primordial politics of ‘stomach infrastructure’, so that the people can be delivered from a people that have held them hostage and put them in the shackles of poverty and underdevelopment for so long.”