- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has witnessed a tsunami as its members dump and burn their brooms to join the Peoples Democratic Party in Bauchi
- The new party members were received at the government lodge in Dass local government are by PDP leaders in the state
- Some members of other political parties were also among those who decamped to PDP in Dass LGA
Tribune reports that about 1,000 supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties in Dass local government area of Bauchi state.
It was gathered that the majority of the defectors who were from the APC shifted posts as a result of the outcome of the just concluded party congress in the state.
Reasons for decamping to PDP
According to the leaders of those who defected, they were all interested in the developmental projects of the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed.
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While receiving the new party members at the Government Lodge in Dass headquarters, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman for the LGA, Alhaji Sani Korau (Shatiman Dass) said the party welcomes all the decampees.
Korau said since 1999 - at the inception of democracy in Nigeria - Dass as an LGA has never been in the opposition until recently.
He said everything has now been resolved and that is why there is a mass return of members to the PDP.
PDP party leaders' reaction
Also, News Express reports that the PDP chairman in Bauchi state, Bala Hadith, said the party has been able to stand strong due to the unity that exists among members.
Describing the PDP as Africa's most powerful political party, Hadith said it is important that the party maintains its status for the development of Bauchi and Nigeria at large.
In his address, a former deputy speaker of the Bauchi House of Assembly, Sale Dumba, said this is an opportunity for the PDP to challenge the future conveniently.
Dumba urged the people of Dass to continue to support the transformation efforts of the PDP.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has said that reports making rounds that he is defecting to APC are false.
Makinde said that he has no plans to move from the opposition party to the ruling APC for his presidential ambition.
The governor said that he has no intention of contesting for Nigeria's highest political party at the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.