The Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State on Thursday received many politicians, including a former Minister of State for Information, Ibrahim Nakande, after they left the ruling All Progressives Congress and other parties in the state.
The new PDP members were received at the party’s governorship zonal rally held at the Rayfield in Jos South Local Government Area of the state
The state Chairman of the PDP, Chris Hassan, who received the defectors, disclosed that the new party members are from four local government areas of the state, including Jos North, Bassa, Jos East and Jos South.
“I have the privilege to receive new members into our party. They are 21,524 in total and they are from Jos North, Jos South, Bassa and Jos East. For choosing to return to our party, their sins are forgiven,” he said.
The governorship candidate of the PDP, Caleb Mutfwang, described the APC as a harbinger of suffering and hardship to the people of the state and other Nigerians.
Former Governor of the state, Jonah Jang, said the PDP was prepared to take over the reins of governance in the state.
He urged the people to vote out the APC administration to enable the PDP to return the state to the path of development.
In Kaduna State, the state Deputy Speaker, Isaac Auta Zankai, and the member representing Zaria State Constituency, Suleiman Dabo, defected from the APC to the Labour Party in the state.
Zankai is representing Kauru State Constituency in the Assembly.
The National Secretary of the Labour Party and Chairman of the Governorship Campaign Council, Umar Ibrahim, announced this while inaugurating the party’s 450-member Governorship Campaign Council and the unveiling of its manifesto in Kaduna on Thursday.
Ibrahim said half of the state House of Assembly members were “Obi-Datti” apostles, noting that the support received from the calibre of personalities in the state was an indication that the party was on the march to taking over political power both in the state and the national levels in the forthcoming general elections.
Also speaking, the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Jonathan Asake, described the Labour Party Movement as “divine”, urging members of the campaign council to see their membership as a “call to service,” considering the current mood of the nation.