Twenty-three out of the 24 members of the Kwara state House of Assembly on Wednesday, August 1, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Only Saheed Popoola, a member representing Ojomu/Balogun constituency of Offa local government area, remains in APC.
According to the speaker of the House, Dr Ali Babatunde Ahmad, the APC had been “fictionalised.”
Ahmad said: “All the honorable members — except one — have finally changed party to the PDP.
“This is permitted by the Proviso to Section 109 (1) (g) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Today, as I and other members of the Kwara state Assembly dump the APC for good, I heaved a sigh of relief.
“In 2014, I was terribly sad leaving PDP reluctantly with 36 other members of the House of Representatives.
“Today, I am the happiest leaving the APC for good. I wish I was never a member of the party.”
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC national secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, has resigned his position and left the ruling party.
Abdullahi made this landslide move public on his Twitter page on Wednesday, August 1.
He said that he resolved to resign from his office following recent development in the ruling party.
Abdullahi further said that on several occasions his loyalty to the party has been brought into question.