- Former House of Assembly member, Bede Nwali, leads APC members to join PDP
- He assures the opposition party of their unalloyed support and commitment come 2019 general elections
- Muhammadu Buhari says the APC has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges
New round of defections have hit the All Progressives Congress (APC) as about 300 members of the party joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state.
The defectors were led by a former House of Assembly member, Bede Nwali, on Thursday, August 23, at the PDP state secretariat in Abakaliki, Vanguard reports.
Nwali, who spoke on behalf of the decampees thanked the PDP executives and members in Ebonyi local government area of the state for welcoming them back to the party.
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He assured the party of their unalloyed support and commitment come 2019 general elections.
Nwali compared their years in the APC to being in Egypt. He said they decided to join the PDP following the enormous impact of the PDP-led government in the lives of Ebonyi people in less than three years of coming into power.
The state chairman of PDP, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, when receiving the decampees, thanked them for taking bold steps to join the PDP in the state.
“The PDP family is impressed with the number of people that decamped today and this reveals that three APC governors will equally decamp to PDP by next week," Nwebonyi said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said the combined efforts of defectors and their backers in the opposition will not distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.
President Buhari, who spoke in Daura on Thursday, August 23, stressed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support of Nigerians in addressing them, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.
The president spoke at a lunch with some APC governors accompanied by some members of the national and state assemblies and commissioners.
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