No fewer than 14,000 members from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA),and Labour Party(LP), decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwanga Local government area of Nasarawa State.
Leading the group from the four political parties to the APC in the council area, a former PDP chairman said that they resolved to leave their respective parties to join the ruling APC as a result of good works of President Buhari in governing the country as well as Governor Almakura’s leadership style in the state.
The defectors, who converged in their thousands were received by the IMC chairman of Akwanga local government area, Kwanta Yakubu, in Andaha ward. Yakubu, while receiving the decampees at the well attended occasion, said that defectors moved out of bondage of their former political parties.
Kwanta, who described the opposition parties in the state as moribund, also noted that the achievements of APC government in Nasarwa State, nay Nigeria have attracted his party to decampees.
He therefore urged other politicians that remained in the opposition parties to park their things and join the All Progressive Congress (APC), for the betterment of the country and her citizens.
He assured the decampees of a level playing ground, saying they will be treated equally with those who have been in the party for years. Earlier, APC chairman in the council area, Micah Magaji, while receiving the decampees on behalf of the State Chairman of the party, Phillip Tatari Shekwo, noted that the event was remarkable for the the APC members and loyalists in the area.
He saluted the courage of the decampees by taking the bull by the horn in dumping their former parties to join APC in building a new Nigeria.
He urged the new and old members to work as a team for the success of the party in future elections.
Magaji, promised the new members that their interest would be jealously protected and they would not regret their coming to the APC.