No fewer than 5,552 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Chairman of the APC in the state, Ibrahim Bilal, while receiving the defectors during the party’s governorship campaign in Ganye on Wednesday, said that the doors were still open for new members.
According to him, both old members and new comers will be accorded equal opportunities in the party.
Bilal said, “The decamping was a demonstration of the giant strides recorded by the party in the area.’’
The chairman called on the people to work together to ensure the victory of the party at all levels of the forthcoming elections.
Jibril Gangjari, Chairman of the party in the local government, commended the party for the construction of Mayo Belwa-Tuongo Road.
Gangjari said that the entire Ganye Chiefdom had suffered neglect in terms of infrastructure in the past.
He assured Gov. Mohammed Bindow of massive votes for the APC in the forthcoming elections.
Inuwa Samaila, one of the decampees, told reporters that he was attracted to APC due to the developments recorded by the party in the area.
Samaila mentioned N-power programme, Schools’ Feeding Programme, among other achievements of the APC.
He called on other members of the PDP to join the APC winning train for a better Nigeria.