- Defections by politicians into various parties continues unabated as the 2019 general elections draws near
- A former youth leader of the PDP, Peter Yandu, in Abuja has defected to the ruling APC
- The youth leader moved alongside 157 other members of the PDP to the APC
A report by Daily Trust indicates that a former youth leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nuku- Sabon Gari ward of Abaji Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Peter Yandu, and 157 other members have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the report, the former youth leader said he and other members had been in PDP since 1999 but were later abandoned by the party they worked for.
Speaking on Wednesday, January 9, Yandu said since the party had abandoned them, they decided to pitch tent with the ruling APC after series of consultations with some of his former PDP members in the area.
He noted that the ruling APC administration under the leadership of Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya has performed well especially in the area of infrastructure, education and youth empowerment.
“It was on that note that I have decided to lead over 157 former members of the PDP to join APC today. I want to assure the chairman he will surely get 100% votes here in Nuku on election day by God’s grace," he said.
The Abaji chapter chairman of the APC, Alhaji Haruna Mohammed Yaba, commended the former PDP youth leader and his team for joining APC, saying they should endeavor to work assiduously for the victory of the party during the election.
He assured the defectors that the party would carry them along in whatever decision it took so that the party would continue to wax stronger.
Also speaking, the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, advised the defectors against being moles in APC, saying they should come out openly to work for the party.
The chairman expressed confidence that no matter the odds, APC shall emerge victorious during the upcoming general elections, while urging them to remain firm in their decision in joining the APC.
“I want to assure the PDP defectors that by the grace of God, they will be rewarded as they work for victory of our party during the election,” he added.
Meanwhile, Senator Sani has warned a former PDP national chairman against his purported defection to the APC.
The former PDP chairman is likely to be received during APC northeast zonal rally scheduled to hold in Bauchi at the weekend.
Senator Sani in a tweet, on Thursday, January 10, used a proverb to warn Mu'azu of his next political move, suggesting it could backfire.
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