Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed, have pulled out of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is coming after weeks of speculations and reports that the Kwara political bigwigs were planing to dump the party.
Saraki and Ahmed both moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Both men made their decision known via Twitter on Tuesday evening.
“I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” Saraki wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
Some minutes later, Ahmed also tweeted that he had left the ruling party.
“Following consultations and in response to calls by major stakeholders in the state, I have moved to the PDP as APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of my people,” he tweeted.
The development comes less than 24 hours after the national working committee of the APC dissolved the Kwara faction of the ruling party loyal to Saraki.
Ahmed joins Samuel Ortom of Benue state as the APC governors who have defected to the PDP while Governor Aminu Tambuwal is expected to join them soon..
All the politicians who defected were members of the PDP during the time of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.