The former Minister of Transport, Ibrahim Isa Bio, on Thursday, dumped the All Progressive Party, APC, and joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Kwara State.
Bio, who was the former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, defected alongside his supporters at his Gure/Gwasoro ward in Baruten Local Government Area.
The Kwara State Publicity Secretary of the party, Tunde Ashaolu, in a statement, welcomed the Baruten born politician into PDP, commending him for taking the bold and timely decision to join the party.
Ashaolu said ” the action reflects the wishes of Kwarans who are tired of the misrule of the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led administration.
“We are pleased to welcome former Minister Ibrahim Isa Bio and his followers into the Kwara 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,” he added.
The party spokesman described Bio as a respected community leader and experienced politician, stating that the party has no doubt that his entry to the party will further strengthen the PDP.
“The repositioned Kwara PDP is poised to reclaim power from the APC and deliver good governance to the people of Kwara,” he stated.