15 Gombe APC stalwarts, many others defect to PDP



At least 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts in Gombe state have defected to the Democratic Party (PDP) alongside their supporters.


Speaking to thousands PDP supporters on Saturday in Gombe, John Yoriyo, former Deputy Governor  who defected to PDP, said he was not impressed with happenings in APC.


“It is obvious that APC has failed in Nigeria, especially in area security,” he said.


News Agency Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Yoriyo was a deputy governor former governor Danjuma Goje, now a senator representing Gombe central.


He said PDP remains best party ever, when compared to what is obtainable in APC.


He said, “I was in APC and I have seen everything that is happening, nothing encouraging. PDP is best place to be.


“There was nothing like democracy APC in Gombe. No body knows what is happening, we were ignorant, we are just being ruled,” he explained.


Maj.-Gen. Abnor Kwaskebe (Retired), Chairman PDP, said 15 party stalwarts who defected to APC prior to 2015 elections, have returned home.


“We are glad to receive those that left the party, thinking that the PDP had collapsed. They are now coming back home.” (NAN)