Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, have finally said a goodbye to the ruling All Progressives Congress on whose platform he became Senate President.
Saraki renounced his membership of the party through a tweet on Monday evening.
In the tweet posted via his verified Twitter handle, Saraki said: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
This has brought to an end speculations as when he would leave following the defections of many of his followers from the APC.
Although, he did not state in the tweet which party he is headed, he is expected to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor, Ahmed, Saraki’s protege also defected to the PDP.
A statement by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, said the decision followed consultations with people in the state.
“Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed today defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), having realized that the All Progressive Congress (APC) can longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people,” the statement said.