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3 000 APC members defect to PDP in Yobe

28 January 2014, 07:51

Jalingo - The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party in Yobe, Lawan Gana, on Monday said  that the party received 3 000 All Progressives Congress (APC) defectors in one month.

Gana told newsmen in Karasuwa that this followed PDP’s reconciliatory efforts across the state.

He said that the committees reconciled with aggrieved party members who left the party, adding that the committees also wooed new members from the ruling APC party to the PDP.

He explained that the party constituted two reconciliatory committees to reconcile aggrieved members resident outside the state and those within Yobe and to scout for new members.

The chairman said the Dr Adamu Fika-led committee was expected to reconcile and scout for new members outside the state.

Gana’s committee would reconcile and get new members for the party within the state.

Gana said the 56 federal projects attracted by Dr Yerima Ngama, the Minister of state for Finance had increased the people’s support to the Federal Government.

He said the party was exploiting the failures of the ruling APC in the state to woo more support from the electorate ahead of the 2015 general election.

He expressed satisfaction with the renewed support from elders, elites, youths and women to the party, adding that it has rejuvenated our hope for the party in the state.


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