A former minister of transportation and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Hon. Isa Ibrahim Bio, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bio, who once served as the speaker of the State House of Assembly, joined the PDP at his Gure/Gwasora Ward in Baruten local government area of the state on Thursday.
Hon. Bio, who was accompanied to the PDP camp by his teeming supporters, pledged to work for the success of the party in the next elections in the state.
He said the PDP has remained a home for him and would work with other stakeholders to reclaim power from the APC in the state.
Bio advised like minds in the state to come to the PDP to reposition the state.
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the PDP has commended Hon. Bio for taking the bold and timely decision to join the party.
The party, in a statement issued by its state publicity secretary, Hon. Tunde Ashaolu, said: “The action of the former minister reflects the wishes of Kwara people that want new leadership in the state in 2023.
“We are pleased to welcome Bio and his followers into the Kwara State PDP family.
“We applaud his voluntary, bold and timely decision to dump the retrogressive and dysfunctional APC and pitch tent with our party that is moving from strength to strength.
“As a respected community leader and experienced politician, we have no doubt that the entry of Bio into the PDP camp will further strengthen our party. We are confident that he will introduce valuable ideas and make significant contributions to the growth of the party.
“Our doors are wide open to other politicians who believe in the party’s principles and are desirous of a new direction in 2023.”