Atiku Wins Big As Former House of Reps Speaker, 2000 Others Dump Tinubu, Defects To PDP 

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Atiku Abubakar presidential race has received a major boost following the defection of Former House of Representatives Speaker and over two thousand APC members

 

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Ghali Na’Abba has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the All Progressives Congress (APC), which he defected to a few years ago, is a disaster and calamity that has taken the nation backward.

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Na’Abba said the ruling APC will surely face the wrath of Nigerians come 2023 for causing more pains to the nation.

 

In a statement by Hon Dr Golu Timothy, Na’Abba’s defection was announced yesterday at a large meeting of former House of Representatives members in Abuja by former deputy Speaker, Austin Okpara, who presided over the meeting.

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He said Na’Abba alongside all his supporters in Kano State and across other states have all returned to the PDP to work for the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as president next year.

Atiku Wins Big As Former House of Reps Speaker, 2000 Others Dump Tinubu, Defects To PDP 

Presiding over the meeting, Austin Okpara said the PDP is poised to take over power to restore human dignity and economic survival of the nation.

 

He said the absence of the PDP in power in the last eight years has affected everything in the country and that the earlier the party is back in power, the better for everyone.

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Also speaking, former deputy speaker and Imo State governor, Hon Emeka Ihedioha said Atiku’s victory in the 2023 general elections will mean so much for Nigeria and its people. He therefore urged all members to work hard to ensure the success.

 

Timothy, in the statement added that a lot of strategic decisions were taken by the House for smooth and effective campaigns among which is the decision that all former federal legislators should lead the presidential campaigns in their various constituencies.

 

Over 1,868 APC members in Sokoto Dump Party, Defects To PDP 

 

In other news, no fewer than 1,868 members of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

 

This is contained in a statement issued by the state PDP spokesman, Malam Hassan Sanyinnawal in Sokoto on Thursday.

 

According to Sanyinnawal, the defectors, who are businessmen from 10 communities across the state, were received by the state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Goronyo in Sokoto on Wednesday.

Atiku Wins Big As Former House of Reps Speaker, 2000 Others Dump Tinubu, Defects To PDP 

He quoted Goronyo, who was represented by the party’s zonal Chairman, Sokoto Central, Alhaji Muhammad Dangoggo, as assuring the new entrants of equal treatment with other members of PDP.

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The PDP Chairman promised to carry the new members along, while calling on them to use their wealth of experience in politics and business activities to ensure the success of the party at the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

 

Also speaking, the state PDP gubernatorial candidate, Malam Sa’idu Umar welcomed the new members and promised to work closely with all of them toward the success of the party.

Atiku Wins Big As Former House of Reps Speaker, 2000 Others Dump Tinubu, Defects To PDP 

Umar congratulated the defectors, stating that ”their decision has shown their collective zeal to support the good leadership style of Governor Aminu Tambuwal.”

 

Alhaji Lawali Lalala, who spoke on behalf of the defectors said that their decision was as a result of their conviction with the development strive by the PDP-led government in the state.

 

Lalala promised their total loyalty and support to the PDP and assured to work together with the party leadership in ensuring its success at the forthcoming general elections.

Atiku Wins Big As Former House of Reps Speaker, 2000 Others Dump Tinubu, Defects To PDP 

 

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