The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has defended his decision to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Ahmed explained that contrary to claims, his defection was not for selfish reasons but to secure a better platform with abundant opportunities for the people of Kwara State.
He spoke about the defection at the Government House in Ilorin when he received a delegation from Oro in Irepodun Local Government Area led by the National President of the Oro Descendants Union, Uthman Balogun.
According to him, the benefits that accrued to the state under the APC were not commensurate with the 100 per cent victory the party recorded in 2015.
“The desired expectation is not achieved while some individuals are being persecuted by the government,” he said.
The governor and all but one of the members of the Kwara State House of Assembly had defected from the APC to the PDP last week along with Senate President Bukola Saraki.
While some have argued that their motives were selfish, the governor insists the defections were as a result of injustice.
“Injustice within the party is unbearable,” he said.
He encouraged the people of Kwara to remain united and understand that the change process was for collective interest, and that they were better off when working together.