Saraki’s Loyalist, Wahab Issa, Others Dump PDP For APC After Losing Election


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Ilorin East/South House of Representatives election for February 25, 2023, Wahab Issa has allegedly dumped the party after he lost to his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Hotnewsdrop learnt that Issa, who is a loyalist to the former senate president and a former Kwara Stae governor, Bukola Saraki has joined the APC in the state.

It was gathered that Issa and other stalwarts of the PDP in the state have defected to the ruling APC days to the governorship elections.

The PDP chieftain, as learnt by this online news platform, is yet to openly declare his defection, but he was reported to have met with the Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday to seal his defection to the governing APC.

Speculations are that other Saraki loyalists, aside from Issa who lost his house of reps bid to APC’s Yinka Aluko, have also defected from the PDP after several of them were defeated in the just concluded February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

It was gathered that among some major people that have defected to the ruling APC recently include Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi of ADC, former commissioner for Sports, Kale Ayo, former Commissioner Aisha Ahman Patigi, PDP’s Haruna Likpata, former council chairman and senior legislative aide to Saraki, Wasiu Bamidele, Saraki’s cousin, Ope Saraki among several others.

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