An estimated 20,000 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Zone A of Niger State have defected to the All Progressives Congress as the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, rounds off his campaign tour of the area.
APC spokesman, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. Vatsa said the party was overwhelmed by the crowd of defectors from the PDP from various wards in the Mokwa area.
He said the people of the area had complained bitterly to the APC candidate over the years of neglect by the PDP administrations in the state.
Vatsa addd that the APC has been campaigning everywhere in the state. According to him, over 5,000 defectors from the PDP in Edati, 5,000 in Mokwa and another 3,000 in Kutigi were received by the APC..
“When we took stock of the PDP members coming to join us in each local government that constitute zone A; we realised that we got 3,000 in Lapai, 3,000 in Agaie, 4,000 in Katcha , 3,700 in Bida which has been our stronghold. The remaining ones in the PDP in Bida have now joined us,” he said.
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