Big Blow for Atiku and Peter Obi as APC Receives Massive PDP, LP Defectors 48 Hours to Election

Big Blow for Atiku and Peter Obi as APC Receives Massive PDP, LP Defectors 48 Hours to Election

  • The fate of the PDP flagbearer Atiku Abubakar and that of the Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, in the forthcoming poll seems to be shaky
  • This is as scores of members of the PDP and Labour Party in FCT dumped Atiku and Obi for the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu
  • Reacting to the development, Dr Hawa Iyatu-Bagu, a frontline Tinubu support group member, said such a move signals Tinubu's victory in the Saturday, February 25 election

Barely two days before the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) have lost scores of members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Punch reported that the defectors were received into the fold of the APC on Wednesday, February 22, in Abuja.

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Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr. Peter Obi, LP, PDP, APC, FCT, 2023 presidential election
APC receives PDP and Labour Party members two days to the 2023 presidential election. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr. Peter Obi
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APC reacts as PDP and LP lose scores of members

The national coordinator of the National Mass Movement for Better Orientation, Dr Hawa Iyatu-Bagu, a key Tinubu support group, said the mass defection shows that the APC would be victorious in the February 25 elections.

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Iyatu-Bagu added that the group had been talking with the now-new members for a long time, saying, "today those that accepted the truth have decided to follow the winning team."

Her words:

“With this development and what we have seen so far in the course of our campaigns across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, Nigerians, especially the women are ready to vote for the duo.”

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The coordinator also revealed that the youths were set to see to the overall success of Tinubu, assuring the defectors of equal treatment, The New Telegraph newspaper also reported.

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Buhari-Osinbajo support group dumps APC, endorses another presidential candidate, apologises to Nigerians

Meanwhile, Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari under the aegis of the Buhari-Yemi Osinbajo Nationwide Supporters Group have reportedly declared support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Member of the group announced their collective decision to dump the APC to join the opposition PDP and work for Atiku during a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, February 22.

The group's national coordinator, Danjuma Fachiwe Gwoz, announced the decision along with other group members.

Ex-Agitators Dump Atiku/Okowa, Declare Support for Tinubu/Shettima 2 Days to 2023 Elections

Ahead of the Saturday, February 25, presidential election, a group of ex-agitators known as the Niger Delta Liberation Movement (NDLM) sent a strong message to Nigerians.

The ex-agitators warned Nigerians, especially the youths, to avoid casting their votes for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

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Ex-agitators dump Atiku/Okowa, declare support for Tinubu/Shettima 2 days to 2023 elections

In a statement signed by its Spokesman, Commander Amabiri Andabiri, the group said it opposed power returning to the north after eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Trouble for APC as Tinubu, Ribadu’s supporters defect to PDP in key northern state

Six days before the 2023 Presidential election, members of the Nuhu Ribadu Support Group and Tinubu Foundation in Adamawa state defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The state coordinator of Tinubu Foundation, Suleiman Yarima, announced the defection on Monday, February 20.

Yarima led hundreds of members of the groups to Governor Umaru Fintiri at the Government House in Yola, Adamawa state capital.


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