More than 50,000 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties have decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State.
The defected members were observed to have been drawn from the 52 political wards spread across the five local government councils that make up Taraba South.
Apart from the PDP, the UDP, APGA, SDP and YPP form the members who defected to the APC in the state.
The defections, which took place today in Wukari council, brought together political juggernauts from far and near.
Receiving the defected members on behalf of the APC chairman, a board of trustees member, Dalhatu Sangari, described the event as “historic”, stating that “this is the first of it kind in the political history of the southern Taraba. ”
Sangari, who said he had been domiciled in the southern part of the state for over sixty years, said “the event today is highly historic in the sense that it has never happened in the political history of this town (Wukari).”
The development according to him, is a clear demonstration that the APC “has a future not only in Wukari but in the southern geopolitical zone of the state and Taraba at large.”
“About 50,000 supporters from various political parties spread across the zone and the Special Development Areas”, he said, have unanimously resolved to join the party.
Insisting that all is set to unite all the aggrieved members of the the party in order to regain power from the ruling party in 2023 , the party, as reiterated by him, will continue to operate open door policies.
Stating that stakeholders of the party at both zonal and state levels have been constantly meeting to see how they can fix any injustice or differences in the party, he urged the decampees to feel at home as the party will accord them all the needed recognitions.
Some defectors who spoke with newsmen, said the lack of transparency and injustice in their former parties compelled them to align forces with the APC. Daily Post reports