- Members of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are allegedly set to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- The defectors are allegedly upset with the Ahmed Makarfi-led leadership of the PDP, for failing to extend an olive branch, after they got victory at the Supreme Court
- The defections are reportedly set to begin with the entire Sheriff loyalists in the PDP Delta state chapter, including his erstwhile deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh
A phased defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), by members of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is set to begin soon, Vanguard reports.
Sheriff’s erstwhile deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, and the Sheriff-faction of the leadership of the Delta state PDP chapter, are allegedly set to lead the defections this weekend.
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Legit.ng gathers that an anonymous source allegedly disclosed that the high-level defections to the ruling party would set off a series of defections by members of the opposition party.
Apart from Ojougboh and the state's PDP leadership, the entire faction loyal to Sheriff in Delta, from ward level upwards, are also set to defect to the ruling party.
According to the source, the defectors were displeased with the Ahmed Makarfi-led leadership of the PDP, for failing to extend an olive branch, after they got victory at the Supreme Court.
The source reportedly stated: “They labelled us offenders and can you believe that up till today, neither Makarfi nor any of the NWC members has reached out to us?
“Instead, they are debating whether we deserve amnesty or not.
“This is not the way to go, and we cannot be rendered irrelevant; so we are coming out to show our strength.”
He further stated: “We will leave the party as an empty carcass for them.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the Supreme Court gave a final judgement on the authentic leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The apex court declared Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the opposition party.
Watch this Legit.ng TV video of a female PDP member lamenting over the state of the nation.