Just about 24 hours after seven members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resigned, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT), Senator Joy Emordi, has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was learnt that Chairma of APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni formally received the defector in a brief ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.
Confirming the development, the Director-General, Press, and Media Affairs to the Chairman, Malam Mamman Mohammed quoted Sen. Emordi to have said she was convinced the future of a prosperous and united Nigeria lies in the APC.
She said that the APC leadership as sincerely and genuinely committed to a united Nigeria with plans for the future generation.
Emordi said: “The APC-led federal government is working for the South East and this is attracting more PDP members into APC.”
Buni expressed happiness with her decision to contribute to the unity of the country.
“There is a need for us to join hands for the political stability and national unity of our dear country,” Buni said.
He expressed optimism the coming of Sen. Emordi and other prominent politicians from the southeast into the APC will promote national unity.
“The South East is a strong political bloc and very crucial to the unity of the country, this will no doubt add to national cohesion, ” the chairman added.