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Defection tsunami hits PDP as 11 Jonathan's ex-ministers set to join APC

30 November 2016, 11:21

Abuja -  Another batch of chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Among the chieftains are 11 former ministers who served under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, reports The Nation.

Also billed to join the ruling party are ex-Governor Jolly Nyame, Senator Andy Uba and some senators of the PDP.

The defection is all part of the ongoing realignment of forces even as some of the former ministers are said to be looking for soft landing because of ongoing investigations by the anti-graft agencies.

Also read: Jonathan’s minister defects to APC

A few others opted for defection because they are unsure of the future of the PDP.

Some of PDP chieftains have alreday opened talks discreetly with some key figures in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari

The PDP has been in crisis since it lost the 2015 general elections to the APC.

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