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Kwara PDP Crisis Deepens as Youth Council Member, Philip Shesan Joins APC

Comrade Shesan Philip Abegunde a prominent member of the Youth Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, officially announced his defection to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on Tuesday.

Comrade Shesan Philip Abegunde hails from the Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State and has been an active member of the PDP’s youth wing for several years. His decision to switch allegiances has left many political observers and party members bewildered.

In a press release made available to Just Event Online TV, Comrade Shesan Philip Abegunde explained his reasons for joining the APC. He cited a desire to contribute his quota to the administration of the “youth-loving Governor” Mallam AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman and the “youth-friendly Speaker” of Kwara State House of Assembly,  Rt Hon Salihu Yakubu Danladi

Speaking further he said,  “I will be ungrateful if I don’t appreciate my wonderful mentor and benefactor the 2023 House of Representatives candidate of the PDP for Irepodun, Isin, Ekiti & Oke Ero federal constituency, Engr Dare Bankole for his love and trust reposed in me all through the electioneering process in 2019 and the just concluded 2023 elections.

Philip, an outspoken leader among the party’s youth, has featured in many political programs, he also served as a member of the PDP State Media and Strategy Committee as well as the Kwara PDP State Youth Council in the run-up to the just concluded 2023 general elections.

The defection was attended by several notable political figures, including the immediate past Deputy Speaker, Rt Honorable Raphael Adetiba and the Kwara State Youth Council Secretary, Comrade Shola Arinde. Their presence at the event further underscored the significance of Comrade Shesan Philip Abegunde’s decision.

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