Shortly after over 13 Senators defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party and a reported 37 House members switch allegiance to the PDP, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Ahmen seemed to be eager to plot the next political roadmap as he called on Saraki, the Senate President to chart the course of the next line of action for the state.
Governor Ahmed said this yesterday at the stakeholders meeting of various interest groups in the state, which included market women, youths, local government council chairmen, artisans among others in Ilorin.
Ahmed said: “We are only waiting for our leader, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to give us the new direction and hope so that we can move forward. It is disheartening to note that all our expectations and aspirations that made us to defect to APC from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2014 are not met.”
The governor said the meeting was convened to enable the stakeholders brainstorm on the way forward, adding “we want all of you to make contributions so as to agree in unity on which party we will move into without any hindrance.”
One of the youth leaders at the meeting, Alhaji Ali Baba, said they belong to the Saraki political structure and not to the ideals or ideology of any political party in the state, adding that they were ready to move to another party he would lead them to.
“Please, take us to where our welfare will be guaranteed and our expectations will be met as we belong to Saraki in Kwara, not any political party,” he added.
It should be noted that both Saraki and the kwara State Governor were both indicted by the Nigeria police for complicity in Offa Bank robbery which left scores dead inuding nine police officers.