- About 500 members of the opposition PDP have defected to the APC in Kuje area council, Abuja
- Receiving the former PDP members, the APC chairman in Kuje, Godwin Poyi, commended them for their bold step in joining the ruling party
- Speaking on behalf of the decampees, a former PDP stalwart, Yahaya Mohammed Gambo, said they decamped due to impunity and lack of internal democracy in the PDP
There is a gale of defection in Kuje area of Abuja where about 500 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daily Trust reports that among those that decamped were former PDP stalwarts, Sarkin Samari of Kayarda, Alhaji Abdulhameed Idris Sabo, Hajiya Ramatu Idris, Yahaya Mohammed Gambo and other stakeholders in the party.
The APC chairman in Kuje, Godwin Poyi, commended them for their bold step in joining the ruling APC, saying their decision was a clear indication that the present administration has performed credibly well.
He said APC is a viable alternative for good governance, adding that the party would carry them along in the council’s affairs.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, a former PDP stalwart, Yahaya Mohammed Gambo, said they decamped due to impunity and lack of internal democracy in the PDP.
Gambo said they would work vigorously to ensure the victory of APC in the 2019 elections in the area.
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On his part, the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, appreciated the efforts of the former PDP stalwarts and members for identifying with the APC in the area council.
He assured them that his administration would treat them equally with other members of the party based on his open door policy devoid of any religious, tribal or party bias.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that there was a rowdy session at the National Assembly on Tuesday, July 24, as 15 senators dumped the ruling APC.
The senators, including Dino Melaye and Abdul-Azeez Nyako, announced their defection at the Senate plenary on Tuesday, July 24.
The list containing the senators' names was handed over to Bukola Saraki, the president of the Senate, who managed to get to the plenary after a reported blockade in the morning.
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