Monday, October 25, 2021

Ex-Gombe deputy governor, 14 other APC stalwarts defect to PDP

Mr Yoriyo said the PDP remains the best political party ever, when compared to what is obtainable in the APC.

• September 25, 2021

John Yoriyo, a former deputy governor of Gombe State has, alongside 14 other All Progressives Congress chieftains, defected 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 the happenings in the APC.

“It is obvious that the APC has failed in Nigeria, especially in the area of security,” he said.

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 explained.

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.” 

(NAN)

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