The reason for the defection according to the team, is the months of intractable divisions, crises and lack of direction affecting the party in the state.
Leader of the defectors, Alhaji Saleh Jauro, said the party was divided against itself with irreconcilable differences as the two factions in the PDP chapter of the Local Government have threatened to field parallel candidates to contest 2019 general election.
An APC chieftain, Alhaji Ibrahim Bomai, who was instrumental to their defection, explained that APC are willing to accept people who would work for its success in Yobe state.
“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.”
Receiving the defectors, the state chairman of All Progressive Congress, Alhaji Adamu Chilariye, noted that the teams movement from PDP to APC would not be regretted.
“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”.
The Woman Leader of the PDP, Hajiya Hauwa’u Ibrahim Nagodi, also described Bomai as a selfless leader with a capacity to stand up for the good people of the state.