Ruling party, opposition lose members to PPN in Ekiti
Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) in Ekiti State.
Chairman of PPN) in the state, Dare Adekolu, received the defectors from the two parties.
Hon. Ajibua Folasade Arike, and Mr. Akomolafe Ayodele, who spoke on behalf of the defectors, said the failure of PDP and APC governments to make life better for the citizenry influenced the decision.
They also cited their ill-planned and lopsided socio-economic policies in deciding to move to the PPN, which they see as hope of the masses.
Adekolu said the new members would not be discriminated against in the empowerment programme of the party.
He assured the new members that they would enjoy similar privileges and opportunities with others, as well as equal opportunities to serve with the old members.
He promised their inclusion in the ongoing enumeration exercise for the anticipated beneficiaries of the empowerment.
The PPN chairman spoke at Ise Ekiti, in Ise/Orun Local Council Area of the state, while officially receiving the new members with PPN membership cards.
Adekolu told the members: “The empowerment programme was designed to alleviate the untold economic hardship that successive administrations in the state had put the people in.
“It is for members who are petty traders across Ekiti State to cushion the effect of economic sabotage. It is just a way of lifting the society. We don’t have to wait until we get to government before we better people’s lot.
He added that the scheme would let the people to know that they will do better when they get to government.
Adekolu, who said the PPN was concerned with safeguarding future of the younger ones to build a Nigerian of the people’s dream, charged the members to be committed to the party’s ideals, vision and mission and spread the news of the “promising party.”
According to him, PPN carefully chose all its candidates, including its presidential candidate, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, “with sights on patriotic and selfless individuals who have sights on the development of the nation and their various constituents.”
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