…Party Welcomes Onuigbo, Adefisoye, Shiddi, Yako
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said it welcomed some members of the House of Representatives, who recently defected from some opposition political parties to the APC.
The APC stated this in a statement issued by Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.
The party recalls that Hon. Aliyu Yako representing Kiru/Babeji Federal Constituency of Kano State and Hon. Danjuma Shiddi representing Ibi/Wukari Federal Constituency of Taraba State on Wednesday decamped respectively from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the APC.
The statement also recalls that on Thursday, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal constituency in Ondo State and Hon. Sam Onuigbo representing Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency of Abia State announced at House plenary their respective defections from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and PDP to the APC.
The statement added, “Also recall that the recent meeting of South South APC leaders received two members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State who defected to the party. They are: Hon. Chisom Dike and Hon. Ephraim Nwuzi (Eleme, Tai Oyigbo & Etche and Omuma Federal Constituencies respectively).”
According to the statement, the APC under the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has been repositioned as the party of choice for Nigerians and progressive-minded partisans.
Furthermore, it noted that the “mass defections to the APC is a signpost of the democratic and progressive environment the CECPC has created in the APC by accomodating all interests and ensuring peace, unity, fairness, equity, justice, inclusion and entrenching internal democracy.
“While we are confident that the new entrants will contrubute their quota to the growth of the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the CECPC assures that in line with the resolution of the last virtual Emergency APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, waivers will be granted to those who have joined, or want to join the APC.
“Finally, we thank all stakeholders for their continued support as the APC CECPC achieves its renewed mandate to reposition the party and a bring true peace and reconciliation across party ranks.”
Switch Nigeria also recalls that only recently, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi and Adamawa State Senator, Elisha Abbo also decamped from the PDP to the APC.