The Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed gladness over the defection of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a statement released in Abuja on Thursday by its Chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, the party described the defection of Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and members of the State House of Assembly as one cleansing process that will give peace to the party.
The statement read, “Senator Bukola Saraki has caused more headaches for this party than even those in the opposition he has always connived to subvert every good policy of the Federal Government at bringing succour to the people.
“Saraki started out in his senate presidency reign by ceding the party and its due leverage in the National Assembly to the opposition. He was the arrow head and foundation for indiscipline in the party.
He invented disloyalty and promoted it to the highest level. He made mockery of everything that we stood for as a progressive party.
“This is one man that can be linked directly with the underdevelopment of Kwara State. His 8 years in government was characterized with waste of public funds and betrayal of trust.
“The ignoble and dubious Shonga farm that has brought nothing to the Kwara market was conceived by him. The farm continue to sink public funds year in year out without any of its produce in the market.
“The Cargo terminal and Truck plaza he took loan of several billions of naira to build are not anyway functional. The truck plaza remains invisible, while the cargo terminal provides free accommodation for reptiles.
“The state is suffocated with heavy debts that have no matching projects directed at improving the lives of an average Kwaran.
“One would have thought that when Saraki and Ahmed found themselves in the company of progressive Nigerians, they would be naturally spured to do good.
“Our state remains under developed and the people are deliberately pauperised so, that he can continue to lay hold on our treasury through the active connivance of the State Governor.”