Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State is probably the next chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that will dump the party.
Mr. Ahmed on Thursday accused the APC-led Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to address the major challenges facing the country.
According to the governor who spoke at a town hall meeting in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, Buhari’s government had already failed to address insecurity, economic and unemployment challenges confronting the nation.
Ahmed also noted that he might dump the party, saying that prominent stakeholders in the state alongside other notable Nigerians built the APC in 2014 with high expectations, but the party had failed the people of Kwara State.
“We formed the APC together in 2014 with the hope to meet the needs and aspirations of the people in critical areas of our national life.
“The leadership of the APC has failed to intervene in critical issues affecting the party and its members; injustice within the party is unbearable.”
He further thanked the people for supporting his government, adding that he would make known the new platform that he hoped would meet the aspirations of the people of the state.
At the meeting, the leaders of the stakeholders including the President of the Kwara State Artisans Group, Alhaji Saad Alawaye; the Kwara Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Mr. Joshua Adekanye; the Youth leader, Alhaji Mohammed Baba; and also the Women Leader, Hajia Rahmat Oganijaa; told the governor and the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to immediately dump the APC.
They noted that the APC had shown injustice to the Senate President. He further assured the senate president that they were ready to move with him to a new party.