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Nassarwa defections boost PDP's prospects

24 June 2013, 11:01

Abuja – More than 5 000 members of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Nassarawa State have defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Led by former deputy governor, Professor Onje Gyewado, the defectors cited the reported factionalism within the CPC as the reason they crossed the floor to the ruling party.

Buoyed by the development, PDP national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, said his party was confident of wrestling power form the opposition party in the
2015 general election.

PDP lost ground to CPC in the previous elections held in 2011.

Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, a member of the ruling party, said PDP had learnt ‘bitter lessons’ from the last elections and was now stronger and ready to wrestle power from the opposition.

He claimed the Umaru Almakura-led CPC government had failed to impact positively on the lives of the people of Nasarawa State.

The immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Doma, denied the claims.

He also denied reports of factionalism and infighting within the opposition party.

– CAJ News


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