A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State, Alhaji Kunle Suleiman, has warned leaders of the party against accepting the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, back into the party.
Suleiman, who gave the warning in Ilorin on Thursday in a press statement claimed that the Senate President is now an anathema in the state.
He, therefore, appealed to the leadership of the PDP to stay away from Saraki if the party intended to win Kwara.
Suleiman, a lawyer and founding chairman of the PDP in Kwara declared that any association with Saraki would lead to electorate voting against the PDP during elections.
“The hope of PDP winning the state would be dashed the moment Saraki is associated with the party because the people have resolved not to go the way of Saraki again,” Suleiman added.
Suleiman declared that it was erroneous to regard any group of politicians as new PDP (nPDP).
He noted that since a splinter group led by Saraki left the party four years ago to form the All Progressives Congress, it amounts to a fraud to carry the toga of PDP again.
“There is no new PDP nor old PDP. Those who claimed to be nPDP particularly in Kwara State came from APP to the PDP.
“We were happy that they came but they came to destroy what the party stands for and later left in the guise of new PDP to join APC.
“Their trade in stock is to hijack another party and use it for their selfish interests alone, destroy it and dump the party for another.
“They destroyed PDP, went to APC, I think they must have satisfied themselves with the party (APC) and now looking for where to go next.
“Presently, Dr. Saraki is a bad product to electorate in Kwara, people will not vote for any party he goes to in Kwara State.
“I trust the national body of PDP will not accept him except we do not intend to win elections in the state”, Suleiman added.
On the bloody Offa robbery, Suleiman said he was sure that the Senate President has nothing to do with the robbery, but added that his closeness to the robbery suspects leaves much to be desired.