Mass defection rocks PDP in Abaji
Mass defection is rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as stalwarts of the opposition party have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abaji area council.
Among those that joined APC, were the former chairman of the council, Alhaji Angulu Bello, Assistant PDP local government treasurer, Salihu Soje, ex-officio, Hajiya Ramatu Danjuma, vice chairman of central ward, Adamu Ozuye amongst 1, 500 defectors .
Chairman of APC in Abaji, Alhaji Mohammed Yaba, who received the defectors, assured them that the party would always treat and give them equal opportunity in all affairs in the area, while calling on other residents of Abaji and its environs to join the ruling party in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, the former PDP chairman, Bello said their decision to join APC was informed by the ongoing transformation under the leadership of Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, in area of providing basic social amenities across the council more especially the construction of drainages in the area.
He said the present administration since on assumption of office has been able to touch the lives of residents, irrespective of party differences, which he said inspired them to join the ruling party.
On his part, the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, said he was impressed that some opposition members were able to identify with what his administration has achieved within the last two years in the area of providing viable infrastructures despite challenges of funds.
Ajiya called on them to be patience, especially the youths, assuring them that his administration is ever ready and determined to ensure it provide more employment and job opportunity for them.