PDP state officers defect to APC in Yobe

Some state and members the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports.

who joined the APC included the state Deputy Chairman the PDP, Alhaji Usman Amale, and the Assistant Secretary, Malam Ahmadu Biriri.

The defectors were received into the APC on Tuesday in Damaturu by the Gov. Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention.

Mala Buni thanked them for being part the movement to salvage Nigeria.

“APC is now a movement that is targeting the unity, progress and development Nigeria.

“We are welcoming high profile Nigerians from all walks life, from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and geo-political backgrounds.

“The solution to the facing Nigeria lies in the political stability the country; we should all come together to promote our unity for development,” Mala Buni said.

He assured the defectors equal rights and opportunities like any other member to contribute to the development Nigeria.

Speaking on behalf the defectors, the former PDP deputy chairman, said they had no remaining in PDP and apologised for the delay.

“In fact, we had no being in PDP because, our leader and Chairman APC needs the support for political stability in Nigeria,” Amale said.

He commended the governor for his selfless contribution to Nigeria’s growth and development, saying “you made us very proud and we are obliged to support you”. (NAN)