A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, Lawyer Kunle Suleiman, has said the party should not re-admit the Senate President, Bukola Saraki into the party.
Suleiman, a founding chairman of PDP in the state, claimed that Saraki was now an anathema in the state.
In a statement he issued on Thursday, Suleiman appealed to the leadership of PDP to stay away from Saraki if the party intended to win in Kwara State.
Suleiman cautioned that any association with Saraki will lead to the electorate voting against the party in the next elections.
He said, “The hope of PDP winning the state would be dashed the moment Saraki is associated with the party because the people have resolved not to go the way of Saraki again.”
Noting that it was erroneous to regard any group of politicians as new PDP, he stressed that since a splinter group led by Saraki left the party four years ago to form the All Progressives Congress, APC, it amounts to a fraud to carry the “toga of PDP again”.
Suleiman said, “There is no new PDP nor old PDP. Those who claimed to be nPDP particularly in Kwara State came from APP to the PDP.
“We were happy that they came but they came to destroy what the party stands for and later left in the guise of new PDP to join APC.
“Their trade in stock is to hijack another party and use it for their selfish interests alone, destroy it and dump the party for another.
“They destroyed PDP, went to APC, I think they must have satisfied themselves with the party (APC) and now looking for where to go next.
“Presently, Dr. Saraki is a bad product to electorate in Kwara, people will not vote for any party he goes to in Kwara State.
“I trust the national body of PDP will not accept him except we do not intend to win elections in the state.