A rocord of 7000 thousand members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Yobe State have dumped the party for the All Progressive Congress, APC.
The defection happened on Monday in Potiskum Local Government Area of the state.
The defectors said the resolution to join the APC was due to months of intractable divisions, crisis and lack of direction bedevilling the PDP.
Their leader, Alhaji Saleh Jauro, told reporters that the PDP was divided against itself with irreconcilable differences as the two factions in the PDP chapter of the Local Government had threatened to field parallel candidates to contest 2019 general election.
Alhaji Ibrahim Bomai, a chieftain of the APC, who facilitated their defection, said the ruling party was willing to accommodate more people that would work for its success in zone B and Yobe state at large.
“APC is very happy that you have now realized the truth and renounced your membership of the PDP by transferring your loyalty to the APC. I assure you that your coming is an indication and testimony to the good things Governor Gaidam has been doing to the people of Yobe State,” he said.
Receiving the defectors, the state chairman of All Progressive Congress, Alhaji Adamu Chilariye, said, “APC has been waxing stronger and has become more united. More people will soon join the party and we will collectively work to ensure its success at all levels during the forthcoming general election.”