APC, other parties’ members defect to PDP in Bauchi

Supporters and members of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), NNPP and PRP in Kirfi and Alkaleri local government areas of Bauchi state over the weekend dumped their former parties to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Receiving the decampees, Governor Bala saluted their courage for dumping their former parties to join the ruling PDP and promised to carry them alone for the victory of the party in the next year’s general elections. 

The governor appreciated Faruk Mustapha for facilitating the coming of the new members to PDP, assuring that he will work with him alongside his teeming supporters for the success of the ruling party in the state. 

“Faruk Mustapha is a true politician who have many supporters even in my Alkaleri Local Government, since his coming to us, we are receiving a new members everywhere in solidarity of him, definitely we are going to give him the necessary support for our collective victory.”

On his part, the PDP Chairman in Bauchi, Hamza Koshe Akuyam who applauded the decampees for joining PDP, pledged that they will be given a level playing ground to contribute towards the victory of all the PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections. 

On his part, Faruk Mustapha who assured Governor Bala that all his supporters of his former party, the APC will join the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections for the victory of the governor and the candidates of the party against candidates of other opposition parties in the state. 

“I want to express my gratitude to my supporters in APC for finding it worthy to join me in PDP, this is a great honor for me and we are going to work as a team to deliver for His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed in his 2023 reelection bid.”

Some of the decampees who spoke to newsmen cited their loyalty to Faruk Mustapha and Governor Bala Mohammed’s various developmental projects as some of the reasons for their defection from APC to PDP and declared to mobilize support for PDP’s victory.