In Adamawa 10 executive APC members defect to PDP to support Ribadu

The defectors reportedly stated that they had moved to the PDP in order to support the party’s governorship candidate, Nuhu Ribadu.

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Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu (pictured) play

Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu (pictured)

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10 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) executive committee in Adamawa State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The defectors reportedly stated that they had moved to the PDP in order to support the party’s governorship candidate, Nuhu Ribadu.

The defection was announced on Tuesday, March 24, by the State Publicity Secretary of the Adamawa APC, Padio Phineas, who is one of the defectors.

“Upon careful review of all the issues and problems, as well as personalities on offer aiming for the top job, we come to the selfless conclusion that no better person is right to take Adamawa back on track than the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” Padio said speaking on behalf of his departing colleagues.

“Unfortunately, for months and weeks, we have been saddled with the responsibility of marketing candidates that we frankly cannot vouch for their capacity and competence especially in comparable with the candidates PDP parades in the State,” he added.

“Honestly speaking, many of us here today had wanted to have Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as the candidate of our party, the APC, for the Adamawa governorship while he was still with us. But by act of providence he left the party before could achieve our good intention. However, to quote Shakespeare, “a rose by whatever name it is called will remain sweet”. We believe wherever he goes Nuhu Ribadu would remain Nuhu Ribadu,” Mr Padio said.

 “In conclusion, I want to inform you and through you the good people of Adamawa State that we that are here today, and our teeming supporters across the state, have decided to resign our membership of the APC and join the PDP with the intention of joining the team that has the capacity and intention of transforming our state,” he added.

Other defectors include State Youth Leader, Usman Mohammed Danyaro, Assistant Secretary, ‎Maiyani Yunis, State woman leader, Hauwa Agwu, Financial Secretary, Papka Medugu, Auditor‎, Musa Hero, Zonal women leader (South), Mercy Abraham, and Zonal Youth Leader (central), Abdu James

Ribadu left the APC for the PDP in August 2014.

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