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Governor Ahmed of Kwara Hints at Leaving APC



Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has hinted that he may soon leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was made known in a press release by the state government, according to Premium Times.

See the press release below:

Following calls from various stakeholders in Kwara State, the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has hinted that he might be quitting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor insisted that the party has not met the expectations of the people of Kwara State.

Governor Ahmed made this known on Thursday at State Banquet Hall, Ilorin while reacting to the requests of various stakeholders in Kwara Central Senatorial District, prevailing on him and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to immediately dump the APC.

The governor recalled how key stakeholders in the ruling APC in the state built the party in 2014 alongside other notable Nigerians with high expectations but were disappointed about the failure of the government at national level to address insecurity, economy and unemployment challenges confronting the nation.

According to the governor, “We formed APC together in 2014 with the hope to meet the needs and aspirations of the people in critical areas of our national life”.

He said the leadership of the APC had failed to intervene on critical issues affecting the party and its members, pointing out that injustice within the party is unbearable.

Governor Ahmed who thanked the people of the state for their support assured the stakeholders that he would consider their pleas and make public the new platform that would meet the aspirations of the people of the state.

He also promised that the administration would continue to run an all-inclusive process that would take care of all interests.

Various stakeholders who spoke at the Town Hall meeting called on the Governor take the state to another political party where their welfare would be guaranteed and expectations would be met.

In his remarks, the State President of Kwara State Artisans Group, Saad Alawaye, who commended Mr Ahmed for his numerous empowerment programmes to the informal sector promised continuous support in moving the state forward.

The State Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Joshua Adekanye, who spoke on behalf of all the 16 local government chairmen, their vice chairmen and 193 councillors, expressed readiness to dump the All Progressives Congress in the interest of the people.

On their parts, the Youth leader, Mohammad Ali Baba, and the Women Leader, Rahmat Oganija, thanked the governor for his support to the youth and womenfolk in the state.

They however said they were not comfortable to remain in the APC, citing injustices against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and called for immediate defection to a better and safer political party.

The meeting has in attendance artisans group, market men and women, motorcycle riders, youth groups among others.


  1. jah rule

    July 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    to what end is this criss crossing you can tell its just to remain relevant or in power not for any deep conviction or for the betterment of his constituents ..tufia for our politicians

  2. fizzy

    July 27, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    No need for the long epistle. Where Saraki goes thou goeth. APC is a sinking ship. I hope the Daura Lord now know that the game is almost over.

  3. TheRealist

    July 28, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Didn’t even know he was in APC. That’s just how IRRELEVANT these political ‘parties’ have been.

  4. Ivie

    July 28, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    About time

  5. Tracy Edward

    July 29, 2018 at 12:04 am

    This is to show, how bad this politicians are, how can a politician be moving from one party to another instend of them to stay in their party and make a change and Nigerians will support them It is a big shame to the political parties that are accepting them into their party, what a big shame. God Almighty will give us the right people to lead Nigeria and not this evil people who call themselves politicans. Get your PVC and God in Christ Jesus will chose the right Leader for OUR great country Nigeria Amen. GOD Bless Nigeria In Christ Jesus Amen. Nigeria is a Great Country We the young people of Nigeria should Unit and Protect our Country Nigeria. God bless Nigeria in Jesus Name Amen. Nigeria is sooooooo Blessed, we need the right people in the right position of Leadership.

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