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Defection Fever: Over 150 APC members in desperate search for Power

With barely two years to the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria, more politicians have caught the defection fever – jostling from one party to another in desperate search of political relevance and power. This time, the party at the receiving end of the inordinate search for greener Pasteur by party loyalists, is the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC) party which, on Monday in the Kuje Area Council, FCT, lost over 150 members to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

According to reports, the defectors handed over their APC membership cards, brooms and posters in replacement for the umbrella of the PDP.

Mr Godwin Poyi, leader of the defectors and former Kuje APC Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they were dissatisfied by the approach of APC policies in their area.

“We decided to join the PDP to contribute to the development of Kuje Area Council and the country as a whole.

“Our stay in APC has not been encouraging. APC policies and approach have not encouraged democracy and governance in the area council,” he said.

Receiving the defector, the Chairman of PDP in Kuje Area Council, Mr Ismaila Mohammed, said more defectors were still coming to the party for the development of democracy in Kuje.

Mohammed said that PDP would clinch the chairmanship position come 2022 in Kuje Area Council for the development of the area and the country.

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