According to the defectors, who attended the declaration ceremony by sending representatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they noted that they all cut across the five local government council areas of the senatorial district.
The group was led by Alhaji Manzuma Abdulmalik Kawodogo.
He explained that they defected to the umbrella party due to the intra-party conflict and crisis among the leaders and members, allegedly “caused by non-adherence to the party’s constitution.”
He noted that on one side their is the political battle for supremacy among the members which has stalled growth of the party, and on the other hand party members have also been de-enfrachised and miserable without a sense of belonging due to unfulfilled campaign promises.
Kawodogo disclosed that the next local government council election in the state would mark the gradual extinction of the ruling APC in the state to oblivion.
“After waiting for a year, we discovered that the truth has prevailed, necessitating our movement as against compromising our principles.
“It is high time we maintained our clear noble principles towards bringing positive changes and betterment to our people,” Kawodogo declared.
Welcoming the new members, state chairman of the PDP, Engr Kola Shittu, assured the defectors that they will enjoy existing privileges in the party devoid of discrimination.
Describing the development as unprecedented, he said “doors of our party are wide open just as our umbrella is big enough to house every citizen,” adding that “the PDP is determined to better their future