More PDP Govs. Will Defect To APC Before Polls – Baraje


Former Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and now an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Abubakar Baraje, says more PDP governors will defect to the APC before the presidential polls.

Baraje said this in Ilorin, during his 64th birthday anniversary. He stressed that the outcome of the presidential election in Nigeria must be masses-friendly to boost the nation’s growing democracy.

The Nigerian masses truly deserve a change, he said, blaming PDP for misruling the country. Nevertheless, the APC will accept in good faith, the outcome of the polls “if it is free, fair and credible.”

“Even if we have free, fair and credible elections and the PDP wins, are the Nigerian masses ready to accept it? Are they ready to go for another four years of injustice and poverty?” he asked.

Also speaking, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State defended the boycott of the presidential debates by the APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, saying that debates are not the key issues in electoral matters but interactive sessions with electorates.

“Debate is not the key thing, as far as I am concerned. It is the interaction with people, where there would be questions and answers,” he said. “Debate is good but you may not have the opportunity of asking the questions that are specific and getting the right answer, unlike during interactive session.

“I intend to hold (interactive sessions) too as soon we finish campaign, where we meet with stakeholders – labour unions, students, market women, artisans – discuss with them, get their pulse and create the platform of change in the right direction.”

He urged the people of Kwara State to vote for Buhari because of his integrity, truthfulness and for fair play and progress. He recalled that Kwara massively voted for Jonathan in 2011, but has nothing to show for it.


  1. This is how APC leaders incite and instigate their supporters to violence. Barje or whatever they call him is a half baked semi literate and failed politician moving from party to party seeking relevance. His ilk belongs to the refuse dump of history.

  2. Abubakar Baraja or woteva u call urself should go to hell with his rants. Was he not part of dos that misruled d country and GEJ. For ur imformation who told u dat Nigerians are not ready to accept it if Pdp wins. U and ur agberos in Apc are only deceivg urself. We will rather have Nigerians in d hands of a relented,peace maker and gentle candidate who have good intentions for Nigerian citizen than in d hands of a dictator and violents candidate. Don’t be deceived by ur supporters who are all clamouring for change to a wrong hands, people who cannot use there eyes to see, but see thru there nose. They are blinded by d word change but refused to see that they have a very wrong choice for change. The change Nigerian citizen want is in GEJ who is no longer ready to be mislead by people like u but ready to transform the country to suit the masses . The Apc members are more too violents who sees Election as a do or die affair, besides Apc is now being housed by thesame group of people who mislead dis great country in the first place. So what are we talking about. Shouting for change to where, (agberos)