- Several PDP and APGA members have defected to the APC
- The defection took place in Wakama ward of Nasarawa state
- The defectors included former elected councillors as well as PDP ward chairmen and secretaries
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has received members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties who defected in Wakama ward of Nasarawa state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the defectors included former elected councillors as well as PDP ward chairmen and secretaries.
The defectors were received on Sunday, December 29, at Wakama, by the state APC treasurer, Mohammed Aya. He said the party was encouraged with their decision to join the ruling party.
Aya who represented Philip Shakwo, the APC state chairman, assured the newcomers that they have equal rights and privileges like the old members.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Bala John said they have decided to join APC due to the developmental stride of the party at both state and national levels.
He expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for constructing the road in the community.
“Wakama community is the only community in the state that the federal government is currently constructing over 6kms of road,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met in a closed-door with governors of APC states at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), and the chief of staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari, were also in the meeting with the president and governors.
Legit.ng also gathered that the meeting, which agenda was yet to be known as at the time of filing this report, started around 3 pm.
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