Massive defection has again struck the ruling All Progressive Congress, as over 800 members defected to PDP, in the build-up to the 2023 general election.
Newsonline reports that Alhaji Abdullahi Isah from Gegu South, the leader of the defectors, said they decided to join the PDP because of the injustice meted on them by the APC leadership.
The defectors largely from the Kogi Local government Area of Kogi State are aggrieved over the unfulfilled promises of Governor Yahaya Bello.
Newsonline had reported that 2 senators, 2 House of Representatives, and 3 House of Assembly members from Kebbi State defected from the ruling APC to the opposition PDP on Thursday.
Alhaji Abdullahi Isah stated that, “With Hon. Shaba Ibrahim as the flagbearer of PDP to the House of Representatives and Hon TJ Yusuf for Kogi West Senatorial District, we believe that PDP has the best team.”
“How can we remain in a party that is undemocratic, where some few individuals in the name of GYBist turn the party we laboured to their private limited company?” He asked.
Daily Post reported that one of the defectors, Hon. Musa Salihu, a former chieftain of APC in Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency, confirmed the defection.
The numbers of APC members that dumped the party across the 11 wards include; Odaki – 50, Ukwo 63, Akpasu 68, and Chikara North 40.
Others are Chikara South – 222, Irenodu – 67 Gegu North – 74, Gegu South – 244, Tawari – 119, KKF South-East – 185 and Girinya – 366 respectively.