Ahmed left the ruling APC alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki who announced his defection on his official Twitter handle @bukolasaraki.
Ahmed also announced his defection using his official Twitter handle @AbdulfataAhmed.
He said his decision to join the PDP follows consultations with major stakeholders.
Following consultations and in response to calls by major stakeholders in the state, I have moved to the PDP as APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of my people.
— Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed (@AbdulfataAhmed) July 31, 2018
Governor Ahmed is currently in a closed-door meeting with Senate President Saraki at his residence in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.