- A former minister of trade and industry has defected from the PDP to the APC in Plateau state
- Mrs Josephine Tapgun, was a minister under the immediate past administration of Dr Goodluck Jonathan
- The former minister said she was endeared to the APC following the achievements of President Buhari and Governor Lalong
Former minister of trade and industry under President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Josephine Tapgun, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Sun reports.
Speaking on her defection, Mrs Tapgun said she joined the APC to support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Simon Lalong and candidates of the party during the next elections.
According to the report, Tapgun defected on Monday, February 4 during the APC campaign rally for Plateau southern senatorial district, in Shendam local government area of the state.
She noted that she was endeared to the APC following the achievements of President Buhari and Governor Lalong in the fight against insecurity, corruption, and poverty.
“I have come to join APC to work for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong.
“We will move from ward-to-ward and polling-unit-to polling-unit to ensure that APC wins the next election,” she said.
Governor Simon Lalong welcomed Tapgun to the party and vowed to provide a level-playing ground to all members of the party without any bias.
According to him, the PDP left the state in hunger, insecurity, lack of payment of salaries and religious war and said APC had resolved all those conflicts and wouldn’t want to go back to the dark days.
He noted that President Buhari has Plateau people at heart and has worked to redeem the image of the people who have suffered attacks due to insecurity.
Meanwhile, renowned human rights lawyer and secretary of Forward With Buhari (FWB), Dr. Kayode Ajulo has declared that the APC presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari will win in over 30 states of the federation in the February 16 polls.
Dr. Ajulo gave the assurance in an interview with journalists recently based on what he called his predictions on well-researched information gathered on the field ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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