- Not less than 3,500 PDP members reportedly defected to the APC in Delta state
- The defectors were received during the APC’s gubernatorial campaign in Udu and Ughelli South local government areas of the state
- The Delta APC governorship candidate, Great Ogboru, urged Deltans to vote for President Buhari, adding that if the president fails, they all (the party’s stakeholders and members) fail
Over 3,500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, February 1, reportedly defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the party’s gubernatorial campaign rally in Udu and Ughelli South local government areas of Delta state.
Great Ogboru is the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the state.
The Nation reports that Ogboru and the Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, reiterated that the party will not be intimidated in the forthcoming elections by the PDP rigging tactics.
Speaking at the campaign rallies in Ughelli South stadium in Otu-Jeremi and Otor-Udu, Ogboru said: “Members of the APC and Deltans will resist any intimidation from the PDP because APC is poised to liberate Delta state from the hand of PDP monopolistic rule.”
Ogboru claimed the ruling party in the state, PDP, is a party of darkness that must be voted out, adding that it is only the APC that can rescue the state.
His words: “The PDP is a party of darkness and it is only in APC Deltans can see light and development. He appealed to those who have sold the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to go and retrieve them back because votes will count in the coming elections.
“Deltans should give the same support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC administration as they are supporting us because if he fails, we fail.
“Do not worry about Delta liberation because if you vote me and APC, Delta state will move forward.”
In his own speech, Senator Omo-Agege said President Buhari has done well for the people of Delta state and the only way to appreciate him is to support his second term bid.
He said: “Buhari sent us message and we are speaking under his authority because we have his mandate.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has done well for the Urhobos and Deltans in general and the only way to pay him back is to vote for him for the second tenure.
“Almost every road in Delta state is being constructed by the NDDC under Buhari ’s administration and the APC.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that few weeks to the general election, Bala Bello Tinka who is the director general of the PDP campaign organisation in Gombe state defected to the APC.
This was disclosed by the presidency in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
Adesina said that Tinka (alias Tinka Point) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, on Thursday night.
He added that Tinka pledged allegiance to the APC.
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