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PDP suffers defection setback in Yobe State

03 November 2014, 06:58

Abuja - Some members of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have reportedly decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State, the latter claimed.

Speaking during an occasion, the State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam,  welcomed the decampees and assured them of a level playing field.

“Here in Yobe State, we have received thousands of former PDP supporters into the fold of the APC. We are receiving yet another high profile group which has decided to leave the PDP for APC. I welcome those who have joined us today and assure them of a level playing field,” said Gidam.

The governor added that those joining the APC would not suffer any disadvantage in their aspirations to run for elective positions in their new party.

He called on them to work hard to ensure that the PDP was booted out and allow Nigerians to take the “destiny of our nation in our hands”.

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Gaidam said the "winds of change was fast blowing."

"Nigerians are yearning for change they are fed up with the politics of deceit, falsehood and empty promises by the PDP. We must bring the desired change that will ensure total emancipation of the masses from corrupt tendencies, deprivation, ignorance, insecurity and poverty, among others," said Gaidam.

"This is imperative, if Nigeria is to take its rightful position among the comity of nations and become a vibrant and prosperous economy.”

He said the need to achieve this was the reason for the movement of governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and other high profile politicians across the country defecting from the PDP to the APC.

The governor argued that the problems which have retarded the development of Nigeria and the realization of her dreams are traceable to the misrule of the PDP.

“The PDP is now on the verge of collapse. It is losing its grip as manifested in the loss of many of its supporters nationwide,” he added.  

- CAJ News


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