- Top officials of the APC and hundreds of their supporters in Plateau state have joined the PDP
- The former APC supporters said they made the move to join aligh with a PDP House of Reps member, Hon. Edward Pwajok
- The defectors were led by APC legal adviser in Jos south local government area, Hon. Joseph Mani
Top officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and hundreds of their supporters from Jos south local government area of Plateau state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defectors say they took the decision to align with the chairman, House committee on rules and business in the House of Representatives, Hon. Edward Pwajok (SAN).
They were led by the APC legal adviser in the area, Hon. Joseph Mani, who said they were leaving the APC because the party had nothing good to offer Nigerians, Daily Sun reports.
His words: “We are defecting to the PDP to support Hon. Edward Pwajok in mobilizing massive votes for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of PDP, Senator Jeremiah Useni, Plateau state governorship candidate and all PDP candidates in Plateau state.
“We believe that with Atiku as president and Useni as governor of Plateau state, Nigerians will have peace and IDPs in Plateau state would be resettled to their various places of abode. APC is full of deceit, they have been complaining every day because the party has nothing to offer.”
Pwajok said with Atiku, hunger, insecurity and economic recession would become a thing of the past and naira will regain its value, while the Nigerian economy will bounce back.
Receiving the defectors in Barkin-Ladi local government area, Plateau state PDP chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango, said PDP was the only party that had concern for the security and welfare of Plateau people.
Meanwhile, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said that the Buhari-led administration and the APC are getting more desperate ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Comrade Frank made the comment in reaction to the arrest of former chairman of Skye Bank, Chief Tunde Ayeni, said to be an associate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, February 8, Comrade Frank said there is a plan to frame up other associates of Atiku, lamenting over what he called the victimisation of opposition figures by the APC administration.
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