By Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin
The internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state took a new turn yesterday as no fewer than 10,000 members of the ruling party decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The decampees are from Kwara north senatorial district, the stronghold of Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
The aggrieved former APC members had last week in a statement announced their defection plan and they made good that decision yesterday at a brief ceremony at the PDP state secretariat in Ilorin, the state capital.
Though, those that were physically present at the event were representatives picked across the five local government areas in the Kwara north, in adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, the leader of the group, Hon. Manzuma Kawu Dogo claimed that “we are about 10,000 in number across the 58 wards in the district “. Dogo said that they decided to leave the ruling party.