A number of youths in the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party have staged a protest against the defection of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; his former special adviser on Special Duties and Parliamentary Affairs, Alhaji Moshood Mustapha (popularly known as MM); and other associates of the Senate President from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the PDP.
The youths displayed placards which expressed their opposition to the speculated decamping, during a press conference by a PDP group, Face of Change.
Some inscriptions on the placards read: ‘No to Bukola Saraki and cronies in the PDP,’ ‘MM defection is a liability,’ ‘PDP exco, shine your eyes,’ and ‘PDP gov ticket is not for sale.’
Speaking on the protest, the state Coordinator, Face of Change, Alhaja Kubrat Abdullateef, said the protesters were only expressing their personal opinions, noting that they were not part of the conference.
She said, “What we are trying to do is that we do not want a repeat of what had happened in the past when Bukola Saraki planted his cronies in our party and we had a very rancorous primary. We are guarding against that and we do not want a repeat of that.
Those who are carrying placards, that is their personal opinion.”
Abdullateef lamented the action of some members of the party, which she said, bordered on anti-party activities.