- The ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara state increased recently when some politicians defected to the party
- The defectors led by their women leader were received by Hajia Balikis Oniyangi, Kwara state PDP organising secretary
- The decampees joined the opposition party at an inauguration event organised by the PDP New Generation
Illorin – The PDP New Generation on Tuesday, September 20, received some decampees from Akanbi wards of Ilorin-South local government area of Kwara state.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by Segun Ibiyeye, spokesman of PDP New Generation in the state, noted that the defectors were led by their women leader and they were received by Hajia Balikis Oniyangi, Kwara state PDP organising secretary.
The defection was announced at the administering of the oath of office and inauguration of the state executives members, local government coordinators and ward coordinators of Kwara state chapter of the PDP New Generation.
PDP New Generation’s Director-General, Audu Mahmood was ably represented by the national secretary, Olawale Idris and Comrade James Arry Abel, the north-central zonal coordinator.
Mallam Olateju Ibrahim, the state coordinator, in his welcome remarks, stated that more than ever, Nigeria needs a nationalist like Atiku Abubakar as its next president.
He described him as the only candidate that has the experience to rescue and reset the economy and the capability to unite the nation, adding that Atiku is a great nationalist and not a sectionalist.
On her part, Hajia Oniyangi gave a keynote address on the need to double up efforts in rescuing the country from the misrule of the APC government while she emphasized women’s participation in politics.
Comrade Abel, in his goodwill messages, thanked the state chapter of the PDP New Generation for the warm reception received and commended the general excos for their commitment and urged them to do more.
For Idris, operation rescue Nigeria and Kwara are tasked to be accomplished in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The event witnessed the swearing-in of the 17 state executive committees, the 16 local government coordinators, ward coordinators and polling units agents of the forum, which took place at a hotel in the state capital, Illorin.
2023: PDP New Generation to unveil National Youth Campaign Council
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the PDP New Generation is set to unveil the ‘first of its kind’ National Youth Campaign Council to deliver all PDP candidates in the 2023 general elections.
The campaign council structure will have young Nigerians from 45 years below selected from across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory.
The youth council is expected to work towards the delivery of the presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates of the PDP at the general elections.
ASUU strike: APC youth leader is insensitive, says PDP New Generation
Meanwhile, Mahmood, DG of the PDP New Generation, has described as embarrassing the recent comments attributed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader, Dayo Israel, concerning the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, September 20, Mahmood stated that the APC youth leader who should know better and stand with young Nigerians sitting at home, and out of school for over 6 months in a roll, is making excuses for his party.