- The ruling APC has received some chieftains of the PDP in Nasarawa state
- The defectors hinged their decision on the development of the state by Governor Sule led government
- Usman Labaran, one of the entrants to APC, urged the residents of the state to support the government
The camp of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to decrease as some chieftains of the party have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state.
Daily Trust reports that the defectors included the former members representing Toto/Gadabuke at the state Assembly, Madaki Ada-Goje and former administrator of Gadabuke development area, Benjamin Musa Belodu and their supporters.
Legit.ng gathered that the speaker of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, received the defectors during the end-of-year APC stakeholders meeting held in Toto local government area.
“The efforts of the government of APC in improving security in the area, provision of agricultural investments, the offer of political appointments to the indigenes among others led to their movement from PDP to APC.
“I am assuring our supporters and those in opposition that the government has pledged to sustain the tempo of growth and development for the party to continue beyond 2023 general election.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state described the reports that he is contemplating defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party as untrue.
It was reported that the governor on Friday, December 25, reaffirmed his loyalty to the PDP. He reportedly made the statement on a radio show.
Ikpeazu who said he has no reason to leave his party argued that the PDP remains the best party for the people of Abia state.
He said he remains a strong member and a leader in the party. Ikpeazu insisted that the PDP is a flourishing political movement when compared to other political parties.
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