Ibrahim Isa Bio, an ex-Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Bio, also a former Minister of Transport, defected on Thursday, alongside his supporters at his Gure/Gwasoro ward in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.
It was reported that Bio, refused to go along with Dr Bukola Saraki when the former Senate President decamped to the PDP from the APC prior to the 2019 general elections.
Welcoming Bio to the PDP, the Kwara State Publicity Secretary of the party, Tunde Ashaolu, in a statement in Ilorin on Thursday, commended the Baruten born politician for taking the bold and timely decision to join the party.
He 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 said, as a respected community leader and experienced politician, the party has no doubt that the entry of Bio 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.