Alhaji Khaleel denounces PDP, says SDP will transform Kwara politics


A frontline politician in Kwara State, Alhaji Kaleel Bolaji, mni, on Monday formally denounced the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the State, saying that the party is still firmly in the grip of its dictatorial leadership.

Kaleel made this disclosure at a press conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat, Hall in Ilorin to officially notified people of his defection to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

He noted that the dictatorship in the PDP is not in tune with the democratic aspirations of the majority members of the party, noting that the party cannot change by the imposition of candidates which led to the massive failure it had in the State during the 2019 general elections.

The statement read in parts, ”I have remained an active participant in the politics of Kwara State, and I have always been guided by the noble principles of Justice, fairness, equity, and transparency in all my political engagements. Therefore I can no longer mortgage my political virtues by continuing in an environment where the opinion stakeholders are not recognized or factored into the process of making crucial decisions that would affect the fortunes of the party.

“I wish to formally denounce and resign my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from today. I, therefore, align and cast my lot with the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a progressive and fast-growing party in the State, and l dare say in Nigeria. it cannot be otherwise because the PDP represents and unblemished third force in Kwara State. With my arrival at the party, l assure you that the SDP will win all the elective posts in Kwara State and Nigeria at large come 2023.

“This declaration today, no doubt, will make and transform SDP to a party to beat in the state. it is a dream that comes through because I guarantee that the party will rise from grass to grace. As of today, SDP has been rebranded and has become a household name in Kwara State blessed with people of political value and sagacity to win elections. Let us work together like one big family unit to wrestle power at the polls and become the ruling party in our dear State.”

Kaleel affirmed that the Social Democratic Party, SDP has been rebranded and has become a household name in Kwara State, as the party is endowed with people of political value and sagacity to win the election.

“I believe the SDP leadership will allow us to contribute our quota to the development of Kwara State through the rebranding of the party and having an inclusive leadership at all levels towards ensuring the victory of the party in the forthcoming elections.”


The SDP National Chairman being represented by Chief Lekan Alabi said the defection marked a new beginning for the SDP in rekindling its winning streak in the state.

He commended Alhaji Kaleel for his resilience in standing against the misfortune of the PDP and said the caliber of Alhaji Kaleel has shown that SDP will claim the state in 2023 polls.

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