- Joy Emordi, a member of the Board of Trustee (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dumped her party for the ruling APC
- Emordi had on Tuesday, August 3, alongside six other members of the PDP, resigned from the main opposition party in the country
- According to her, the PDP lacks the political wherewithal to successfully govern Nigeria and ensure her unity
FCT, Abuja - The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued to feed fat from the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, formally received the defector in a brief ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday, August 4.
Malam Mamman Mohammed, the director-general, press, and media affairs to the chairman, in a statement, said Emordi disclosed that she was convinced the future of a prosperous and united Nigeria lies in the APC.
She described the APC leadership as sincerely and genuinely committed to a united Nigeria with plans for the future generation.
The senator also assured the APC leaders of her loyalty and support, adding that the APC-led federal government is working for the southeast thereby attracting more PDP members into its fold.
Governor Buni welcomes Mordi
In his address, Governor Buni expressed delight with decision of the board member to contribute to the unity of the country.
“There is a need for us to join hands for the political stability and national unity of our dear country."
The Guardian also reports that he expressed optimism that the coming of Emordi and other prominent politicians from the southeast into the APC would promote national unity.
“The southeast is a strong political bloc and very crucial to the unity of the country, this will no doubt add to national cohesion."
Three PDP governors, stakeholders insist on Secondus’ resignation
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the call for the resignation of the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, split the party as the crisis reached its peak on Tuesday, August 3, following the resignation of seven members.
It was reported that while some governors endorsed the resignation of Secondus, others want the party chairman to remain as the leader of the PDP.
The members of the party's NWC who resigned on Tuesday, August 3, based their grouse on what they termed as Secondus' poor leadership.