- Senator Abbo has revealed why he joined the ruling APC
- Abbo officially dumped PDP on Tuesday, November 24, during the Senate plenary session
- The lawmaker said he left the PDP because of injustice and impunity
Senator Ishaku Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North in the National Assembly, has revealed why he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daily Trust reports that the senator said he dumped the leading opposition party for the APC to attract federal presence in his district.
Legit.ng gathered that the lawmaker who was elected on the platform of the PDP jumped ship to the APC on Tuesday, November 24.
The senator, while speaking with newsmen after a brief meeting with the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee at the APC national secretariat on Thursday, November 26 in Abuja, Abbo said he left the PDP because of “injustice” in the party.
Abbo who said, “I’m moving from darkness to light” was accompanied to the APC national secretariat by the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan.
“In the first place, the reason everybody should join politics is to serve the people. The essence of government is to work for the poor masses and ensure justice.
“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people to feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver. I am in the APC to help the people."
Lawan, who introduced the senator to the APC leaders, emphasised that Adamawa state is an APC state, adding that the accident that happened to create what is today ruling Adamawa would be addressed.
“By the grace of God, by 2023, Adamawa should take the rightful place it deserves. Let me be very specific and emphatic, Adamawa deserves an APC governor, APC National Assembly, APC state Assembly."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Abbo announced his defection from the opposition PDP to the ruling APC.
It was reported that Senator Abbo announced his defection in a letter addressed to the Senate on Wednesday, November 25.
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