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Monday, December 11, 2017

Controversy As APC Governor Mentions Jonathan, Speaks On Him And Saraki Joining Atiku In PDP Ahead Of 2019

Controversy As APC Governor Mentions Jonathan, Speaks On Him And Saraki Joining Atiku In PDP Ahead Of 2019

The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has said he and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, would not join the Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Governor Ahmed who made this disclosure while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday accused Former President Goodluck Jonathan of not inaugurating any project in Kwara State during his tenure.
This has generated controversy in the social media over the statement made by the Kwara State governor against Jonathan.
Ahmed pointed out that while they had cause to dump the PDP as of the time they did, they had no reason to leave the APC now.
According to Ahmed, “It is very unlikely for us to return to the PDP because we are not unhappy with where we are in terms of expectations, service delivery and direction of governance.
“When you are already working towards achieving a result , you will want to see that the result gets to the people before you will begin to say you want to jump boat.
“We don ’t have any reason to jump boat for now. Don’t forget that we left the PDP because we had reasons to do so. We don’t have reasons to leave now. We have reason to see that service delivery is given to the people.
“We are committed to ensuring it gets to the people. When I used the word ‘we,’ it is inclusive of the Senate President. We are fully committed to using the instrumentality of the APC to deliver service to the people and we have a strong direction.
“It will be foolhardy to abandon that, leave and go and start all over again. When I say ‘we,’ I am talking about the political group in Kwara.”
He said Jonathan made it easy for them to leave the PDP because he did not inaugurate any project in Kwara State.
On National convention of the PDP, Ahmed added, “No, their convention was not a threat.
“In fact, I expect that they should organise themselves because we require a vibrant opposition. Don’t forget that it is when there are checks and balances in the system that allow you to see areas of deficit and improve on what you are doing.
“Without a viable opposition, we may likely not be able to see what we are doing wrong. You know the system is full of people that will always tell you what you want to hear but from the perspective of the opposition, you will begin to see clearly areas that require adjustment and improvement. For me, there coming on board is a welcome development.”

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