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PDP counts APC’s failed promises

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would continue to witness defection of its members as the 2019 elections approach.

Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, stated this on Thursday, August 2 in Abuja at the meeting of the party.

The meeting had old and new members of the party, many of whom are current and past public office holders.

Secondus took time to welcome new members who defected from the APC to PDP recently, including Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Kwara governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; Benue governor, Samuel Ortom; many members of the National Assembly, local government chairmen among others.

He mocked the PDP that it would continue to say the defection of its members doesn’t bother it until the president is sacked from the Aso Rock.

The party chairman said the PDP had been rebranded and repositioned to win elections.

According to him, the party is for the masses in the country, and that it would raise their lost hopes.

His words: “We have the highest IDPs in West Africa, and as you can see, people are being displaced from their original homes. So, Nigeria is in crisis. It is now for men of courage that will be committed to a determination to come to join hands together to rescue our nation. That’s why we must recognize one person. That person is the Senate President who took the bull by the horn despite all pleadings, he decided not for him, And, everybody knows his antecedents that he is a man of honour. He decided to be by the side of the people.

“He has been hunted down in the last years. We thank God for our judiciary, only the Supreme Court. All the plots and conspiracies, the Supreme Court set him free, and they all failed. Your Excellency, in this democracy, you are a hero, here of our people, whether they like it or not.

“We are aware that in the last two weeks, it all started from National Assembly, and after National Assembly, the defection at the National Assembly, all over the states, cutting across from the middle belt to the extreme north, defection, defection, defection from the ruling party. We want to welcome the senators that have joined us, members of the House of Representatives that have joined us. Those who were old members before and those who are new members that have joined us. Let us welcome also in a special way the Benue state governor. I was there in Benue state yesterday. I saw the crowd that welcomed us and the support of the ordinary Benue people for the governor.

“Let us also in absentia welcome the governor of Kwara state. He took that bold step. Let us welcome our brother, the governor of Sokoto state. They all came with overwhelming, almost 100 per cent of their House of Assembly members, chairmen, councillors, stakeholders from their parties, and they have joined us…”

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