Massive defection hit APC as Deputy Governor, others dump party.
Onyxnewsng quotes News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) that John Yoriyo, a former deputy governor of Gombe State has, alongside 14 other All Progressives Congress chieftains, dumped party to the Peoples Democratic Party.
They were joined by thousands of their supporters in the crossover on Saturday in Gombe.
Mr Yoriyo, who served as deputy to former governor Danjuma Goje, said he was not impressed with what is happening in APC.
“It is obvious that the APC has failed in Nigeria, especially in the area of security,” he said.
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He said the PDP remains the best political party ever, when compared to what is obtainable in the APC.
“I was in the APC and I have seen everything that is happening, nothing encouraging. PDP is the best place to be.
“There was nothing like democracy under APC in Gombe. Nobody knows what is happening, we were ignorant, we are just being ruled,” he stressed.
Major-General Abnor Kwaskebe (retired), the PDP chairman in the state, said 15 of the party stalwarts who defected to APC prior to the 2015 elections, have returned home.
“We are glad to receive those that left the party, thinking that the PDP had collapsed. They are now coming back home.”