The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the week lost not less than 5,000 members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defectors who were led by Toyin Abdul, Olohuntoyin Rahmeen, Yinka Yusuf and the Igbo community in Baboko area of the state noted that they left the party because of the poor performance of the APC government in the state.
They accused the present administration in Kwara State of not providing good leadership to the people of the state.
The defectors commended the leadership qualities of the PDP leaders in the state, especially the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The defectors emerged mostly from Ilorin West Local Government Area and Asa Local Government Area of the state.
The defectors also cut across wards of Ajikobi, Ubandawaki, Ogidi, Adewole, Badari among others in Ilorin west LGA.
Others are from five communities of Laduba ward that include Sapati, Abayawo, Budo-Ago and Ago-Oja all in Asa LGA of the state.
The Baboko Ward PDP Chairman, Mashood Yakub while welcoming the defectors charged them to work for the progress of the party in the state and Nigeria.
One of the leaders of the youth group in Laduba ward, Mathew Adachi who led defectors to PDP said they worked for the victory of APC in 2019.
Adachi lamented said, “The current administration in Kwara State has failed, and has betrayed the trust of the people. APC is a discriminating party that has nothing to offer the electorate.”