Kawu Baraje returns to his erstwhile party, PDP

Kawu Baraje returns to his erstwhile party, PDP

The leader of the out-phased reformed All Progressives Congress, Kawu Baraje, on Thursday, August 16, defected from the APC to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

The Punch reports that Baraje, during a media conference in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, said he will soon make a “formal and celebrational” defection in his ward, Baboko in Ilorin.

He declared that he belongs to the party where his leader, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, defected to.

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Baraje commended the PDP where he had been the secretary and acting chairman before he defected to APC.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a former lawmaker and 2015 Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Enugu state, a senator Ayogu Eze, defected to the APC.

Before moving to the APC, Eze had engaged in intensive consultations with political associates and stakeholders in Enugu and the ruling party.

A grand reception is being planned to officially receive the two-time senator, who has already registered as an APC member in his ward.

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APC members in the state are reportedly overjoyed over the development, as they view Eze as a strong force who will help them dislodge the PDP from power in the state come 2019.

In a related development, the senator representing Ebonyi south senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, and an ex-minister of state for power and steel, Goddy Ogbaga and 13 others on Saturday, August 4, defected from the PDP to the APC.

The defectors announced their defection during a rally organised by the state chapter of the APC in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

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