Over 4,000 members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) on Sunday defected to the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja.
Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), received the defectors at a ceremony in Abuja.
The development occurred barely 24 hours after the PDP held its National Convention at Eagle Square in the heart of the nation’s capital, Abuja.
It was gathered that the new APC members are from the Kwali Local Government Area of the FCT.
The minister lauded the new members for joining the APC, saying the development will go a long way towards helping the ruling party solidify its position for the FCT area council election, which is slated for February 2022.
“We are here today to receive over 4,000 of our brothers and sisters who have decided on their own to join the ruling APC. They came from various political parties especially the major opposition parties, the PDP and APGA. We appreciate them.
“They have keyed into the agenda of the second term of the incumbent chairman, the second term of credible governance, the second term of competent leadership, the second term of solid management of our common patrimony in Kwali Area Council” she said.