About 26 Ward chairpersons and coordinators of late senator Ali Wakili, alongside 10,000 of their supporters have dumped the All progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) barely 13 days ahead of the general elections.
The defectors were received by Musa Wakili Nakwada, PDP Bogoro State Assembly candidate in Bogoro during a rally recently.
Nakwada said the defection came at a right time, apparently to end the ‘bad government’ of the APC who had no agenda for its citizens.
“I was approached few days ago by the late Wakili’s 26 ward chairmen and coordinators in Bogoro LGA of Bauchi of their decision to join the PDP,” said Nakwada.
Besides, the defectors admitted injustice as being their reason for defecting to the PDP, pointing out that since the death of Senator Wakili, they had not been carried along.
According to Nakwada, the decampees had vowed to mobilise 10,000 of their supporters to vote for PDP to bring the country back to its glory, while also lamenting the poverty under the APC government.
“I assure you of PDP’s support as we declare our desire to received you into the party’s fold today and we will carry you as along our members without any segregation,” declared Nakwada.
Leader of the decampees, Joseph Daniel slammed the APC for abandoning the late senator Wakili’s supporters in Bauchi State.
He described APC as a party that lacks the capacity and the credibility to further govern Nigeria.
“We were abandoned by APC alongside 10,000 of our members since the demise of our amiable senator and we feel PDP is our choice and option to realize our political career,” said Daniel.
Daniel bemoaned the alleged poverty and division under the APC, saying the party has woefully failed its citizens in respect to the fulfilling of its campaign promises.
“If Nigerians want to end the current poverty, insecurity, unemployment and economic impoverishment, the only option is to oust Buhari alongside his cabals,” he said.