Defection: PDP welcomes new members, congratulates Saraki, Dogara, Ekweremadu

Defection: PDP welcomes new members, congratulates Saraki, Dogara, Ekweremadu

- The PDP is in a jubilant mood at the moment following the scale of defections that was recently witnessed in the National Assembly

- The main opposition party has welcomed their new members and hailed them for their decision

- The party said the APC has become a sinking ship

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed into its fold the members of the reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) who defected into the their party in the National and State Houses of Assembly on Tuesday, June 24.

The party described their departure from the APC as “a right step towards rescuing our democracy from the stranglehold of autocrats who care less about the people who voted them into office."

National publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this in Abuja, noted that “the APC has become a sinking ship in which any Nigerian that is concerned about the future of our country must desert.”

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The party maintained that the political reality of the country today “has clearly shown to the entire world that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been abandoned by Nigerians.

“Nigerians now look up to the PDP to provide a leadership that would guarantee good governance in 2019.”

Furthermore, the PDP congratulated Senate president, Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara; for taking bold steps on the side of the people.

The party assured all the lawmakers of cooperation within the PDP, noting that more Nigerians would still move into the PDP which has become a party of choice.

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Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Tony Nwulu, has dumped the PDP due to what he termed, “irreconcilable conflicts in the party.”

Nwulu made this known at a news conference on Tuesday, July 24, shortly after the plenary session where he also announced his defection to the United Progressives Party.

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