- A former vice chairman of Abaji area council in Abuja, Mohammed Nuhu Yakub, defects to the APC with his loyalists
- He dismisses the insinuation that he and his loyalists joined the ruling party to contest for elective positions
- Senator Godswill Akpabio says majority of PDP members in Akwa Ibom state joined him when he defected to the APC
Fresh defections have hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as about 3,000 former loyalists of the party renounced their membership and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abaji area council of Abuja.
Leadership reports that the defectors, led by a former vice chairman of area council, Mohammed Nuhu Yakub, were joined by other former prominent PDP members including, a former special adviser on women affairs to an ex-chairman of the council, Hajiya Laruba Loko, a former PDP women leader, south east ward, Hajiya Medina Mohammed, among others.
Speaking during the defection ceremony, Nuhu, dismissed the insinuation that he and his loyalists joined the APC to contest for elective positions.
He insisted that their decision to defect was to give their support to the incumbent chairman of the area council.
The former vice chairman urged party leaders in the area to welcome them fully into the APC so that they could work collectively for continuous peace and development of the council.
When receiving the new party members, the chairman of APC in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Abdulmalik Usman, commended them for deciding to join the ruling party.
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He said various sectors of the country, especially in the economy, transportation, security and the fight against corruption had witnessed improvement under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, has disclosed that his heart has been with Muhammadu Buhari since 2015 election, despite the fact he was a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) then.
Akpabio also alleged that the PDP-led federal government never constructed any road in Akwa Ibom state for the 16 years that the party governed Nigeria.
Akpabio made the statement on Monday, September 17, when speaking with journalists after he led an Akwa Ibom delegation to the presidential villa to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Leadership reports.
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