Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, north-central Nigeria, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.

The Kwara State Governor announced his defection to the PDP in a statement issued on Tuesday evening, July 31 by Muyideen Akorede, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications.

In the statement which was sent to ALEDEH, Governor Ahmed explained that his decision followed due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state.

Governor Ahmed’s defection came at the time Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki also announced his defection from the APC.

Saraki made the announcement on the micro-blogging, Twitter on Tuesday evening, July 31.

The Senate President tweeted: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.

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