PDP Deputy Chairman, others defect to APC in Yobe
The Yobe State Deputy Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Usman Amale, the Assistant Secretary, Malam Ahmadu Biriri and some other members of the party have defected to the All-Progressives Congress (APC).
The defectors were received into the APC on Tuesday in Damaturu by Governor Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Chairman of, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention.
Mala Buni thanked them for being part of the movement to salvage Nigeria.
“APC is now a movement that is targeting the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
“We are welcoming high-profile Nigerians from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and geopolitical backgrounds.
“The solution to the problems facing Nigeria lies in the political stability of the country; we should all come together to promote our unity for development,” Buni said.
He assured the defectors of equal rights and opportunities like any other member to contribute to the development of Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, the former PDP deputy chairman, said they had no reason to remain in PDP and apologised for the delay.
“In fact, we had no reason being in PDP because our leader and Chairman of APC needs the support for political stability in Nigeria,” Amale said.
He commended the governor for his selfless contribution to Nigeria’s growth and development, saying “you made us very proud and we are obliged to support you”.