10 APC Exco Members Defect To PDP

10 APC Exco Members Defect To PDP

Ten executive committee members of the APC in Adamawa state have reportedly defected to the ruling PDP, according to Premium Times.

According to the report, the group said they had defected in order to render support to the PDP governorship candidate, Nuhu Ribadu.

The defection was announced on Tuesday, March 24, at the Adamawa PDP Secretariat by Padio Phineas, the one-time publicity secretary of the APC.

Eight candidates are jostling for the Adamawa top job. They are Mohammed Bindow of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Nuhu Ribadu of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Ahmad Modibbo of the Peoples Democratic Movement [PDM], and Marcus Gundiri of the Social Democratic Party [SDP].

The others are Amos Sunday of the Peoples Party of Nigeria [PPN], Na’ama Bulama of the Progressives Peoples Alliance [PPA], Abdulnasir Hamman of the Mega Progressives Peoples Party [MPPP], and Muhammad Malgwi of the National Conscience Party [NCP].

Ribadu is, however, considered the leading contender for the position although Bindow of the APC, Modibbo of the PDM and Gundiri of the SDP are expected to give him a run for his money.

Only on Monday, about 17,000 members of the APC were reported to have dumped the party for the PDP.

According to a Vanguard report, Yususfu Akirikwen, who staged a walk-out of the recent APC gubernatorial nomination, and thousands of other members, decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party.

Akirikwen announced his decision in Jalingo during the rally of the PDP guber candidate, Dickson Ishaku.

He explained that they had decided to quit the APC because of the lack of internal democracy within the party.

In Rivers state, Tele Ikuru, Rotimi Amaechi’s deputy governor, dumped the APC for the PDP.

Source: Legit.ng

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