Hon Mustapha Ope Saraki, a cousin of former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for Asa/Ilorin-west federal constituency of Kwara state in the last election, alongside his teaming supporters was among opposition members who on Tuesday joined Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for his reelection bid on March 11.
In a similar event, Senator Makanjuola Ajadi, the Candidate of Alliance Democratic Congress (ADC) in Kwara South, who initially fell out with the governor in APC over an irreconcilable political crisis was among those who lately joined the governor’s political train.
In a statement on Tuesday, Senator Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi announced that he will be working with other progressives in the state to re-elect Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrahman who he said remains the best option for Kwara State for the next four years, adding that he and his team have decided to return to the APC as he is not given to politics of zero-sum and perpetual bitterness.
“My supporters and I have put the National Election behind us. We cannot be accused of not exercising our democratic rights. However, it is time to move on as democrats.
- “Consequently, I am hereby directing my supporters to work conscientiously for the re-election of Governor Abdulrazaq who, in all fairness and in the estimation of the overwhelming majority of our people, has done his best within the circumstances of our state to rebuild Kwara State to an enviable height.
“He is therefore the best man on the ballot for the office of Governor, and I am directing my supporters and the people of our state to support him.
“I also have the mandate of the majority of our candidates, especially those from Kwara South, to announce our return and collapse of our structures into the APC.