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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received a boost barely 48 hours before the 2023 general elections as members of the opposition parties decamped to the ruling party on Wednesday, February 22.

Scores of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) pledged allegiance to the APC yesterday ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, the National Coordinator of the National Mass Movement for Better Orientation, Dr. Hawa Iyatu-Bagu, said the development was an indication of APC’s victory in the February 25 elections.

Iyatu-Bagu said that the organization had been in touch with the defectors for a very long time, saying, ”Today those that accepted the truth have decided to follow the winning team.

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“We have been going around canvassing for votes and most of them here are only the leaders because if all of them will be here, this place cannot contain them.

“So, we now ask their leaders and some of them to come here and make it public about their decision to dump PDP and LP and declare their readiness to vote for Tinubu and Shettima.

“With this development and what we have seen so far in the course of our campaigns across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, Nigerians, especially the women are ready to vote for the duo.”

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Iyatu-Bagu stressed that the youths were ready to ensure the landslide victory of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, assuring the defectors of equal treatment.

According to her, Tinubu will reciprocate any gesture to be made to him with quality leadership. Also speaking, the Deputy National Coordinator of NAMMBO, Ibrahim Umar, lauded the Tinubu support group for attracting the defectors into the fold of APC.

Umar, said that the chances of Tinubu winning the presidential election were very bright, adding that Nigerians were eager to vote for Tinubu and Shettima.

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Earlier in his remark, Titus Musa, former PDP Youth Leader in Gwarinpa Ward, Abuja Municipal Area Council, who led defectors, said they decided to defect to APC to vote for Tinubu.

He said, ”This is due to his record of excellent service in Lagos and his contributions to national development.

”We are convinced with the APC manifesto titled, the Message of Hope. APC is the way to go and Tinubu has something to offer Nigeria.

“We have seen the light in Tinubu and we are ready to join hands with him to move our country to the desired level I believe the way Tinubu transformed Lagos if given the mandate, he will do a lot for the country.

”Therefore, we decide to defect from PDP to APC together with our teeming supporters compromising youths and women.”

On her part, the former Labour Party Women leader in Gwarinpa Ward, Zipporah Bitrus, claimed they dumped the third force party to APC as Tinubu and Shettima were the best for the country.

”Tinubu is a person that is always concerned about uplifting the ordinary citizens.

“He had mentored many Nigerians and that is why we see the reasons we pitched our tent with APC,” she said.

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