A former House of Representatives Aspirant for Ilorin East/South Federal Constituency seat under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Amb. Akanbi Ilyas Shola, has announced his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Shola made this disclosure in a press release made available to this medium, Tuesday, February 7, citing non-inclusion of youth in the plan and policy of the opposition PDP as reason for his defection to the ruling party.
He said, “It is quite disheartening that the dying PDP in which I toiled day and night failed to take the youth into account. They failed to recognise that the future belongs to the youth.
“For days, I have pondered over the words of some stakeholders whose advisory note led me to trace the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, their inability to recognize the Youth constituency as an integral part of the party, and also the game- changer of the country’s political terrain. I was in awe of the pathetic situation I found myself alongside several other loyal party members, in limbo, which eventually led to the parting way with the party.
He further maintained that PDP has failed to infuse new blood into party.
*The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have failed to give up the stage by recognising the Youth in every matter related to the success of the party.
Shola, however, eulogized the AbdulRahman-led administration for according youth the rare leverage to exhibit their capabilities in his government, further appreciating the governor for empowering youth in the state.
“No administration is the history of our state has given opportunities to the youths to showcase themselves like the administration of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has done in the last three and half years. It is therefore incumbent on Kwara Youths to support Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who is reputed for massive empowerment of the youths. Under this administration, our youths are being supported across different sectors. I do hope this will continue and things will get much better for the youth constituency.”