More than 4,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Keffi and Kokona local government areas of Nasarawa State.
The newsmen report that the defectors were formally received into the PDP fold at Keffi and Garaku, the headquarters of Keffi and Kokona local government areas, respectively by the state’s Chairman of the party, Mr Yunana Iliya.
Commenting on the action, Iliya praised the people’s decision to join the ruling party and urged members of other political parties in the state to join the PDP.
Additionally, the PDP state chairman assured its members that the party would continue to initiate programmes aimed at bringing development to the people.
Iliya urged people to vote for the PDP candidates in the upcoming local government elections in the state as as well as in subsequent elections.
The party promised, if elected, to embark on massive construction of rural roads to open up the rural areas in the state.
Moreover, the PDP stated that the plight of women, children, persons with disabilities as well as other vulnerable groups would be also given top priority by the party.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Mr Ibrahim Anfani, said that their decision to join the PDP was informed by the leadership style of those elected under the party’s platform across the state.
Anfani said that most of the people elected under the platform of the PDP had carried everybody along irrespective of tribal, religious and political inclination in the state.