Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, says he has no plan to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ahmed was among the seven governors who left the then ruling party in 2013.
In a statement by Muyideen Akorede, his spokesman, the governor said he, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other political leaders in Kwara have no reason to return to the PDP or join any other political party unless they are asked to do so by their supporters.
Ahmed clarified that the insinuations, which emerged from his recent interview with a newspaper, did not suggest that he was planning to leave.
Rather, he said he was stating the conditions on which he and other political stakeholders in the state left the PDP.
Ahmed emphasised that he, Saraki and other governors left the PDP due to impunity, disregard for the rule of law and lack of inclusiveness in the party at the time, following extensive consultations with stakeholders and supporters.
He, therefore, declared that he, Saraki, other stakeholders and supporters are committed to the APC and currently have no intention to cross-carpet to the opposition PDP.
The governor also urged those commenting on the matter to read the said interview properly “rather than relying on social media headlines and insinuations to draw uninformed conclusions”.
Ahmed also advised “disgruntled elements” within the legacy parties of the APC that are urging him and Saraki to hasten their exit from the party to educate themselves with that interview and be appropriately informed instead of making misguided comments on issues they have no knowledge of.
He affirmed his full support for the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari.