Belgore quits Kwara APC, joins PDP
FORMER governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Kwara State, Dele Belgore (SAN), yesterday defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), citing ideological difference with some elements within the APC in the state.
In a speech to his supporters at his GRA, Ilorin campaign organisation centre, Belgore said the idea for forming the then ACN was to wage war against oppressive politicians in the state, alleging that since the point of the merging of the ACN with some other political parties evolving under the name APC, the ideology of the defunct party had been lost.
Besides, he queried the rationale for giving to the new entrants into the party more plum positions at the executive level than those they met at the party.
According to him, “The hope suddenly evaporated very quickly. An alliance of those who yearn for change and development with those who desire to maintain the status quo of oppression and denial of opportunity was suddenly foisted upon us.
“By that alliance, the politics of patronage, of denial of merit-based opportunity, of running the state like personal assets, of deploying public wealth for the select few, of selling the state assets to shadowy private concerns, was given a new life.
But it is not just about pitching of the voices for change against the forces of retrogression. It was also about the manner in which it was done.”