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Group dumps APC, drums support for PDP

2015-03-25 22:50
Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a  ~  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Benin - The leadership of Change Advocates of Nigeria, a pressure group in All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, on Wednesday defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Secretary of the group, Mr Wilson Ajakaiye, who spoke on behalf of the over 2,000 youths, said APC was "desperate to take power.’’

Ajakaiye said the rigours of the office of the President and Vice President cannot at this time accommodate two old men whose health conditions were questionable.

"Integrity is not complete when you cannot show your educational certificate openly to the people you wish to govern.

"The key elements around Gen. Muhammed Buhari are too desperate to take power by force which negates all elements of change and democratic governance.

Also read: More PDP will join APC

"Why are the Arab sheikhs suddenly donating millions of dollars to the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation? What is their interest in Nigeria?

"We, therefore, withdraw all print materials and video jingles in support of Buhari from all media houses across the state’’, he said.

Receiving the leadership and members of group, Mr Dan Obih, Chairman of PDP in the State, congratulated them for dumping APC.

Obih said the President would continue to transform the nation if re-elected.

He urged them to come out en masse and cast their votes for President Jonathan. 


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