- Political defection is becoming a major re-occurrence in Nigeria
- The former minority leader at the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) legislative council, Sunday Biko has joined the defection train
- Biko has quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
A former minority leader at the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) legislative council, Sunday Biko has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust reports.
Biko, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he is joining the APC to avoid being consumed by confusion in his former party.
According to him, the in-fighting and distrust that trailed the failure of the PDP to clinch power at the federal and area council levels is tearing the party apart to the detriment of the electorate and politicians.
“I hereby identify myself with the APC to contribute my quota in the development of AMAC and the FCT in general.
“It is an established fact that Nigerians are desirous of purposeful leadership run by visionary, focused and God-fearing leaders such as the ones I found in the APC,” he said.
While receiving the decampees the supervisory councilor for works and housing, Jagaba Sarki said the PDP ward chairman, Yakubu Ismaila, secretary Ayuba Sunday were among the 240 people that defected to the APC.
He said they are ready to be identified with the development taking place at the council.
On his part, AMAC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, said they were following the trends in the council and they felt it was better they supported APC so that they could be part of the performers and add value to what they were doing.
His words: “I want to assure them that they are the same as those who are founding members of the party. They are not new members but members of the party.”
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Meanwhile, the PDP has welcomed over 458 members of the APC in Langtang South local government council of Plateau state.
The defectors were received at Kumbur community where the state commissioner for special duties Hon. Hitler Dadi hails from.