- Defections have continued to rock different political parties in the country as Nigerians prepare for the 2019 general elections
- The vice chairman of Ebonyi state All Progressives Congress, Samuel Ode-Oru, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party
- Apart from Ode-Oru, over six thousand members of the APC in the state also defected to the PDP
The vice chairman of the Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Samuel Ode-Oru, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Ode-Oru defected alongside over six thousand members to the PDP few days for President Muhammad Buhari to flag off his campaign in the state for his re-election, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Ode-Oru said Governor David Umahi's achievements in the state since he took over the mantle of leadership informed his decision to join the PDP.
He said: “We will never campaign against Engr. David Umahi. He has an identity, he has performed creditably. I am decamping to PDP with all my supporters to support what he is doing in the state; he has transformed the state."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that about 2,509 members of the Peoples Democrat Party (PDP) on Monday, January 28, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sandamu local government area of Katsina state.
Governor Aminu Masari received the defectors in Sandamu during his electioneering campaign in the area.
He said his administration would soon embark on general renovation of Sandamu general hospital and construct township roads across eleven electoral wards in the area.
Masari said his administration had executed numerous development projects including 40km Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza road. He said that the roads linked communities in the area with those in Maiadua local government area.
The governor added that the administration also rehabilitated 75 km Sandamu-Baure-Babban Mutum road and drilled 150 boreholes across the area.
Earlier, the state APC chairman, Malam Shitu Masalaha, described the defectors as wise men who chose to join the bandwagon of salvation and transformation.
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He assured them that they would be treated as full members of the party, with all the rights and privileges due to all APC members.
Malam Sani Sabo, who addressed the mammoth crowd of party supporters on behalf of the defectors, assured the APC that their decision to join the ruling party was not attached to any condition, but were motivated by the superb performance of the APC-led government across tiers of government.
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