Nasarawa’s PDP swells as over 2,000 APC and APGA supporters join party – The Sun Nigeria
By Abel Leonard, lafia
Keana local government area in Nasarawa state was in turmoil as more than 2,000 supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) decamped and joined the main party of opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Chairman of the PDP, Hon. Francis Orogu, said it was a joy to receive so many oppositions in the party.
He said that with the full support of these communities, the PDP will win the 2023 elections in the state, adding that it is now clear that the people of Nasarawa state are tied to the ruling party, the APC.
Orogu reiterated the party’s commitment to work with all tribes and religions in the state, saying that the PDP is the only party that has the ability to win over everyone regardless of their tribe or religion.
“These are their names and phone numbers this is no joke this is real before accepting them we made sure they present their PVCs and show their commitment to working with us they don’t were not hired as APCs usually do but willingly gave themselves up to work for the party because they saw the light.
He recalled that the PDP did not lose the 2019 elections because the current governor was the choice of the people but because the party was divided, hence some votes for the APGA of which Labaran Maku was the standard bearer. .
“But now it’s a whole other ball game, we have managed to unite our party and such a division will not happen again because we are ready to take back power from a government that has done nothing in terms of development. “, did he declare.
“It’s not business as usual anymore, it’s now one man one vote, the vote will count, don’t be afraid that we as a party have what it takes to protect our votes and ensure that what manipulation does not happen like the case of 2019.”
He further urged all supporters to vote for all PDP candidates starting with the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar who he said is the best candidate who would ravage the country and bring back peace and unity among Nigerians and international communities.
He further described the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, Hon. David Ombugadu, as a team player who understands governance through his extensive experience in the National Assembly and records of what ‘he did for the people are on the ground.
He thanked the organizers of the event and pledged to support them when needed.
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For his part, the party’s gubernatorial candidate, David Ombugadu, represented by his running mate Ohinohi, stressed the need to vote for a party that restores the lost glory of the state.
He said that the state has been divided along ethnicity, religion and tribe since the current administration took power and it further divides the unity of the state, thus making destitute second-class citizens of the state.
“It is time to take back the state and rebuild it to improve the lives of our people. I can assure you that we would change the narrative of betrayal of trust, ensure development at all levels and in all areas of the state if elected,” he said.
He further appreciated the various communities and individuals who decided to hold the pledged umbrella to support them towards mobilizing their people to vote for the winning PDP party.
Also speaking, the member of the House of Representatives of the PDP representing the area, Hon Yahaya Bunu, who said that the event showed that the people are bound by the deception of the APC and have now returned to the party which will put food on their table.
He urged supporters who have just joined the party to make extra efforts to ensure that all PDP candidates vying for the 2023 elections are elected to office which is the only way to save Nigeria and the country. Nasarawa State.
“Since I was born, I have never seen a dog eat grass until this administration came on board. This shows the level of hardship and suffering inflicted on the people by the current administration. It’s time for you to vote them with your PVCs and make sure you protect your votes.”
Also speaking, State House of Assembly candidate representing Keana LGA, Honorable Basil Osheka Agbo who said it was time to change the baton of a political party that has not from vision or mission for the state to a more realistic political party that pioneered the definition of democracy in Nigeria and had provided security to the people for a long time.
“I can assure you that we won’t let you down, just make sure you vote for all the PDP candidates running for office, both state and national. The PDP is the only party that has solutions to the various problems we face,” he said.
In response, representatives of the Fulani and Tiev communities of Keana LGA Malam Yahaya and Mr. Apeh Ihongu said that they were in darkness and now they have seen the light. They were cheated by their two parties but have now realized that only the PDP has something to offer in 2023.
According to the Fulani leader, “as you can see, the APC had promised us everything in the past but today it is we who are suffering because we are leaders and the most affected in this government so we want to live in peace with each other and we saw that the only party that would give us this much needed peace is the PDP.
“My people from Keana, Doma, Obi and Awe respectively have all agreed to vote for the PDP based on the last meeting we held. It is a collective decision of the Fulani community in the state. We are happy that the party has accepted us and we will work together to ensure that the PDP wins the 2023 elections.”
“My people, the Tiev communities in Keana, decided to join the PDP because the current administration has done nothing to drown out the cries of our people. Every day our people are dying and they would say we shouldn’t talk .
“Today I led my APGA supporters in the state to the PDP because I saw that the party was more realistic in its plans to stop Nasarawa and Nigeria from sinking. We will unite our forces to change the APC which had betrayed the push of the Nigerians.
daily sun Reports say Fulani and Tiev communities in Nasarawa state, numbering over 2000, were seen burning the APC broom and others throwing the rooster away when it crows during the event.