Over 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party belonging to the Kwankwasiyya group in Nasarawa State, northern on Thursday, August 9 defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.
The event took place at the state secretariat of the PDP in Lafia, where the defectors bade farewell to their former party, APC.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the event, a representative of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and leader of the Kwankwasiyya group, Aminu Dabo, said they were at the PDP secretariat to formally merge with the party.
“The Kwankwasiyya group came to formally present themselves to the chairman of the state PDP, which will open the way for all our members to start registering with the party.
“We have decamped from APC to PDP long ago. So this is the coming together formally of our members so that everyone will go to his ward and register with the PDP. “Each one that came here is the representative of the Kwankwasiyya group. Over 5,000 members came to formally present themselves to the PDP”, Dabo said.