The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress Chief John Oyegun, on Saturday received 34,826 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger, who moved to APC. Among the defectors are the state Deputy Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Aminu Yusuf, former Speaker of the state Assembly, Alhaji Adamu Usman, a former Attorney General, Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse among others.
Oyegun disclossed this in a rally held in Minna to receive the defectors that Nigerians must shun sentiment and support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to set the nation on a new path of growth and progress saying that the country needs “people of principle’’ to help fight for the success of the programmes of the APC.
“APC needs sincere soldiers as leaders, people who are ready to join the fight, because God entrusted Buhari to us to salvage the nation and its economy,” he said. He also urged the new APC members to support President Buhari in the efforts to restore the economy through the revitalisation of agriculture and solid minerals sectors.
Alhaji Aminu Yusuf, PDP state Deputy Chairman, said they joined the APC to assist in developing the state. “By the time elections are over, you don’t talk about parties anymore, instead you talk about development of the state.
“The party approached me to come and join them and assist the government build the state. We are coming with our skills and experience to assist the government in developing the state,” he said.