Ahead of 2023 general elections the gale of defections over the weekend hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state as no fewer than 5,000 members of the APC publicly defected from the party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state ahead of 2023 polls.
The mostly affected local government councils hit by the defections are Ilorin West and Asa local government areas of the state.
The defectors also cut across wards of Ajikobi, Ubandawaki, Ogidi Adewole, Badari among others in Ilorin West local government area
The defectors also came from five communities of Laduba ward that include, Sapati, Abayawo, Budo-Ago and Ago-Oja, all in Asa local government area of the state.
The defectors at Baboko ward who were led by Mr. Toyin Abdul, Mr. Olohuntoyin Rahmeen, Engineer Yinka Yusuf and the Igbo community in Baboko stated that, they decided to leave APC due to the alleged poor performances of the present administration in the state and due to lack of capacity and capability of the APC led government to provide good leadership to the people of the state.
They also said that, their decision to dump the APC was to support the leadership qualities of the PDP leaders in the state especially the former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to lead the state from hawks of the APC led administration..
Welcoming the decampees, the Baboko Ward PDP chairman, Alhaji Mashood Yakub advised them to work for the progress of PDP and the country at large.