Major Setback Hits Borno PDP
The main opposition party in Borno state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), suffered a major setback less than 24 hours to the governorship and House of Assembly elections, as its state secretary and 12 local government party chairmen decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News understands several youth leaders and other party chieftains also joined the state Party secretary, Baba Ahmed Mustapha, in defecting to the APC.
Addressing newsmen at the APC state secretariat, Maiduguri, Mustapha said he defected from the party because of injustice and indiscipline in the state’s section of the party.
He lamented that the party and its candidate have been docile.
He added that he defected since Thursday, March 7th, noting that his continuous stay in the party, despite the injustices would amount to doing injustice to his supporters.
“I defected to APC because of injustice and deceit in Borno PDP. 24hours to the election, you cannot feel the presence of PDP, with no campaign even days before the election. PDP has a flag bearer, but he has since remained mute without campaigning, which is deceitful to the people. It really means that the candidate is deceiving people.
“The result of my defection with others will be reflected in the ballot box tomorrow. I call on other members of PDP to come and join APC to move Borno to the next level,” he said.
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