- As Nigerians prepare for the forthcoming general elections, the PDP has lost a former governor to the APC
- The defector, a former governor, Mohammed Goni, says he decided to join the ruling party because of the respect he has for President Buhari
- Goni was the governorship candidate of the PDP in Borno during the 2011 general election
A former governor of the old Borno state, Mohammed Goni, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
A former Senate leader, Ali Ndume, announced Goni's defection on Monday, January 7, when he led a delegation from the northeast to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Goni said he decided to join the ruling party because of the respect he has for President Buhari and what the latter has done to return relative peace to the northeast.
Goni, who was the governorship candidate of PDP in Borno during the 2011 general elections, said: “I know the president very well, I was the council secretary when he was governor of northeast. He is a performer."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the APC member in the House of Representatives, Musa Soba, who defected from the party on Wednesday, October 24, accused the APC of deceiving and defrauding him.
The lawmaker representing Soba constituency of Kaduna state was one of the over 70 aggrieved APC lawmakers that protested their loss of return ticket but lost at the appeal panel of the ruling party.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
Speaker Yakubu Dogara read Soba’s resignation letter to members on the floor in Abuja.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better
News Nigeria Today: Will Senators, Lawmakers’ Defection from APC Change Power in 2019? | Legit TV