- The ruling APC has accused the PDP of planning third force ahead of 2023
- This is coming after Governor Dave Umahi defected to the APC from the PDP on Tuesday, November 17
- APC, however, said that the opposition cannot stop people from leaving the party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is afraid of mass defection that may hit the party after the exit of Governor Dave Umahi on Tuesday, November 17.
This Day reports that the ruling party claimed the PDP is already hallucinating on a political ‘third force’ ahead of the 2023 general election, adding that the opposition is running from pillar to post to stop the mass exodus of people.
Legit.ng gathered that the deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, in a statement issued on Tuesday, November 17, said while the PDP’s panic was understandable, it was wrongly expressed.
He noted that this was to the credit of President Muhammadu Buhari as leader of the APC and the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee which is repositioning the party by creating a truly progressive, participatory, inclusive and accommodating political environment.
“As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) runs from pillar to post to stop the current gale of defections from the opposition party, the PDP is already hallucinating on a political ‘third force’ ahead of the 2023 general elections. Pitiful.
“While the PDP’s panic is understandable, it is wrongly expressed. For us in the APC, our membership is intact. There is no new political party being created to form a political ‘third force’ ahead of 2023. Put correctly, the gale of defection from the PDP is to the APC as widely reported. And a lot more are expected in the coming months."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that no fewer than 20,000 registered members of the Action Peoples Party (APP), the state working committee, all local government and ward executives of the party defected to the PDP in Ebonyi state.
It was reported that while addressing a press conference in Abakaliki on Tuesday, November 17, the immediate past chairman of the APP, Joshua Chinedum Elekwachi, revealed the reason for dumping his party.
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