Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, have decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
They both made their decision known via Twitter on Tuesday evening, July 31, 2018.
The senate president wrote on his verified Twitter handle that:
“I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.
And after some minutes, Ahmed, the state governor also tweeted that he had left the ruling party. He tweeted that:
“Following consultations and in response to calls by major stakeholders in the state, I have moved to the PDP as APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of my people”.
Senator Saraki did not however disclose the party he is joining.
This comes less than 24 hours after the national working committee of the APC dissolved the Kwara faction of the party loyal to the senate president.