2023 Elections: 11 Commissioners Reportedly Dump PDP, Defect to APC in Northern State
- The PDP in Taraba state has been allegedly hit with massive defection ahead of the 2023 general elections
- A new report indicates that not fewer than 11 commissioners in the northern state have defected to the APC
- The defectors were reportedly expected to be received into the APC by President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC rally in the state
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Taraba - Not fewer than 11 commissioners in Taraba state have reportedly dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general election.
A report by The Punch indicates that the high-profile defection came a few hours before the rally of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the state on Thursday, February 9.
The defectors were expected to be received into the APC by President Muhammadu Buhari at the rally.
Meanwhile, another tweet by Olusegun Dada, a former APC national youth leader aspirant, claimed the commissioners defected in Sokoto.
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Legit.ng notes that the defection is also coming on the heels of the widespread rumour that the deputy governor of Sokoto state, Manir Dan’Iya, has decamped to the APC.
The deputy governor has, however, denied it.
Aminu Abubakar, the Sokoto deputy governor's media aide, said his principal has not left the PDP.
Abubakar confirmed that the deputy governor remains a bonafide member of the PDP in the state as well as a senatorial candidate of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Amosu Psalmist Gunuvi commented on Facebook:
"Politicians won't cease to amaze you. With the current economic situation of the country, someone will think APC will start having problems but here they are receiving some defecting commissioners.
"Politicians are wired to pursue personal aggrandizement."
Ademola Johnson Audu said:
"Jagaban, d man of the moment, the masterplanner, the great man for the great job, ur victory is assured, more blessings sir."
Prince Jerry Simon said:
"They are stomach infrastructure politicians. If APC couldn't win 2023 Elections, they will switch to another party."
2023 elections: PDP members defect to APC in Zamfara state
In a related development, some members of the PDP who contested for the Zamfara state's House of Assembly seats have dumped the opposition party.
The PDP members defected from the party to the APC on Tuesday, January 17.
A statement by Yusuf Idris, APC's publicity secretary in Zamfara state, said that the former aspirants announced their defection from the PDP at a meeting with Governor Bello Matawalle in Gusau.