A former Senatorial Aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara South, Hon Kamardeen Olayinka Kadiri has officially dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declaring support for the PDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Hon Kamardeen Olayinka Kadiri made his stance known on Thursday during a Media Parley with members of the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP) at D’Oscar Hotel, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The Oro born politician said Yaman possesses leadership qualities, experience, knowledge and capacity to put Kwara State on the path of progress, when elected.
Kadiri noted that his defection from the APC was motivated by the continued below average performance of APC in the State.
“APC as a party is in shambles in our dear State. The APC led government has also deviated totally from all they promised Kwarans before 2019 elections. As a true son of Kwara South, I cannot keep quiet and allow mediocrity to continue to fester,” he said.
The Oro born politician said he has moved to the PDP alongside his beloved supporters. “I am now in PDP. I am enlightened now as I have the opportunity to listen and work closely with the both former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Alhaji Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi, the PDP gubernatorial candidate”.
Kadiri while giving reasons for dumping the ruling APC said Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is not getting both party management and governance right.
He noted that he would be working with the PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Hon Gbenga Makanjuola to deliver the seven local government areas in Kwara South Senatorial district for Yaman and other PDP candidates.
He also unveiled Sienna buses branded for the PDP Governorship Candidate, promising to provide more campaign materials such as posters, billboards, T-shirt among others.