No fewer than 1,615 card-carrying members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly defected to the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) in Adamawa State.
The APC members from the Toungo Native Authorities Space of the state have been obtained into the PDP final Saturday, SapaTV learnt.
Talking on behalf of the defectors, Mustapha Albashir, Alhaji Gana and Mallam Yahaya Abubakar mentioned they’re extra folks able to comply with them into the PDP.
In line with them, after seven years within the APC, they can’t reckon with any tangible factor the occasion has achieved beneath President Muhammadu Buhari.
They lamented the nation’s worsening insecurity, stagnation and poverty beneath the APC administration, saying they’ve realized their classes after voting out PDP within the 2015 elections.
The defectors furthered acknowledged that Buhari’s authorities did not fulfil its marketing campaign guarantees to Nigerians.
The defectors who have been obtained by the Adamawa State chapter chairman of the PDP, Tahir Shehu, mentioned they now felt satisfied that the umbrella camp was the precise place due to the true change introduced by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri since 2019 when the PDP ousted the APC within the state.
Abubakar mentioned, Our journey into the APC was meaningless, we ganged as much as defeat the PDP since 2015 however we’ve realised we made a mistake.
“We beckoned on our youngsters and relations, to retrace their steps as a present of appreciation for the progress we’ve seen in Toungo as a result of this council has been in darkness since its creation over 30 years in the past earlier than the PDP administration of Governor Fintiri reconnected the council to the nationwide grid. We aren’t ingrates, as a result of what the administration has completed is a debt, we should repay with our votes and assist. Sadly, the APC has set us again and we’re leaving the occasion for the occasion that has introduced us improvement.
On his half, Shehu mentioned former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakarhas requested that he’ll prefer to shake fingers with the 1,615 new members, who’ve demonstrated braveness in protesting towards dangerous governance.
He mentioned the usual protocol was for the occasion to obtain them on the ward stage which the occasion has completed.
Atiku has requested the occasion to verify 1,615 of you, who left the occasion from Toungo, are delivered to his mega rally in Yola, on August 15, to rejoice his emergence because the PDP presidential flagbearer, as a result of he want to shake fingers with you,”Shehu mentioned.