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By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
27 April 2018   |   4:14 am
Members of the Senator Ali Modo Sherrif-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

Members of the Senator Ali Modu Sherrif-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

National Deputy Chairman of the faction, Mr. Cairo Ojuogboh, led the group.

The John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party received them.

Others who were at the event were Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai (Kaduna), and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha. 

Odigie-Oyegun, who expressed happiness over their decision to join the APC, said the defection attests to the fact that the APC remains a strong and vibrant political platform for Nigerians. 

He urged the new members to take advantage of the party’s on-going nationwide membership registration to consolidate their foothold on the party. 

Among those that defected include former Senators, House of Representatives and state assemblies’ members.

Mustapha explained that henceforth they have become bona-fide members of the APC, and would be accorded the rights and privileges, as enshrined in the party’s constitution.

He said their decision to defect as auspicious, adding that it would boost the fortunes of the party in the forthcoming 2019 polls. 

He said: “I consider this as quite timely and auspicious. From now, the narrative and trajectory of what would happen in 2019 have been defined.

“I once said that any party that does not grow is just a matter of time before it would fizzle out. What has demonstrated today is an act of growth, because you have added to our number and feelers would have gone out about what has happened today. 

“I want to commend you for taking this bold step, because some of you have never known any other party except PDP. For over 16 years, PDP had been the dominant force on the political terrain of Nigeria and you were active political players.”

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