2,500 ACN Members Decamp To PDP In Kwara

Channels Television  
Updated April 29, 2013

Former governor of Kwara State and Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Senator Bukola Saraki has welcomed decampees from Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ilorin South ocal government area to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, promising them that they would be treated fairly and accorded all the privileges enjoyed by older members of the party.

Senator Saraki assured the decampees that they would be partakers in the prosperity that the PDP government offers in the state.

Dr Saraki, who informed them that oppositions in the state are overwhelmed by the performance of the ruling PDP and have thus remained virtually non-existent except on the pages of newspapers.

He urged new PDP members to work assiduously in spreading the values and programmes of the PDP government across the state.

Earlier, the leader of the ACN decampees and secretary; Muhammad Dele Belgore Forum, Abdulazeez Kasim and the Women Leader, Madam Titilayo Ojo, said the decampees were disillusioned by the unfulfilled promises of the ACN and impressed by the purposefulness and developmental efforts of the PDP led government in Kwara State.

According to Abdulazeez, “the promise of the ACN gubernatorial candidate in the 2011 general election, Barrister Dele Belgore, SAN, to provide 2000 jobs for ACN youths regardless of the outcome of the election, has remained a mirage”.

Meanwhile, the state government is to provide another 2000 jobs under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, before the end of June.

This was made known by a member of the SURE-P committee in the state, Alhaji Ganiyu Olododo while addressing the PDP stalwarts in the state.