- A PDP chieftain, Iliya Bulus and 482 other members, have dumped the party for APC in Gudun-Karya ward of Kuje area council, Abuja
- Godwin Poyi, chairman of the Kuje chapter of APC, who commended the decampees for their decision said the party will always give them equal treatment with other members
- Bulus, however, assured the APC chairman massive votes in 2019 general elections
Iliya Bulus, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 482 other members, have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gudun-Karya ward of Kuje area council, Abuja.
Among the party’s chieftain were Iliya Bulus, Sule Ayuba, Madam Aboki and Abdulrahman Zagabutu, Daily Trust reports.
Godwin Poyi, the chairman of the Kuje chapter of APC, who received the decampees, said they decamped to the ruling APC based on the party's achievements in the council.
He said he was impressed with former PDP members adding that the APC will always give them equal treatment with other party members.
A former PDP chieftain, Iliya Bulus, said he mobilized over 482 members of the PDP across seven communities under Gudunkarya ward to decamp because of the performance of the ruling APC in the council.
Bulus said apart from the performance of the council chairman, some of the opposition members have witnessed progress, especially in the areas of anti-corruption fight, the economy and security under the APC-led administration.
He said: “We have clearly seen what the APC governments at federal and area council levels have done so far. This made us to come together, after several meetings, to join APC in Gudunkarya ward.”
Bulus assured the APC chairman in the area that they would deliver block votes to the APC during the forthcoming general and area council elections.
On his part, the council chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, said he was elated with the former PDP stalwarts and some of their members for identifying with his administration’s performance despite the financial challenges since he assumed office.
Galadima solicited for the support of the former PDP stalwarts and their members, saying his administration will give them equal treatment as APC members so that the party will continue to wax stronger in the area.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that some chieftain of the PDP members defected to the APC as the campaign train of the flag bearer, Kayode Fayemi, rolled into four local government areas of Ekiti state.
The former minister of state for works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, led other leaders to defect to the APC in Ise/Orun, Emure, Ikere and Ado where former governor governor of the state Kayose Fayemi visited.
Among the defectors are former secretary to the state government Afolabi Ojuawo; immediate past attorney-general and commissioner of Justice, Owoseni Ajayi; and a member of the House of Assembly, Ebenezer Alagbada.
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