The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems set to consume the opposition party as a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT), Senator Joy Emordi, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is coming barely 24 hours after seven members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party tendered their letters of resignation.
The Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, formally received Emordi in a brief ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.
Confirming the defection of Emordi who represented Anambra North in the National Assembly between 2005 and 2010, the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to Buni, Malam Mamman Mohammed, said the defector “was convinced the future of a prosperous and united Nigeria lies in the APC.”
Quoting Emordi, Mohammed said she described the APC leadership as “sincerely and genuinely committed to a united Nigeria with plans for the future generation.”
“The APC-led federal government is working for the South East and this is attracting more PDP members into APC,” Emordi said, while assuring the APC leaders of her unalloyed loyalty and support.
Expressing his delight with Emordi’s decision to defect to the APC and contribute to the unity of the country, Buni said:
“There is a need for us to join hands for the political stability and national unity of our dear country.
“The South East is a strong political bloc and very crucial to the unity of the country, and this (defection) will no doubt add to national cohesion, ” Buni.
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION: Inside UNILAG’s multi-million naira budgetary abuse and academic discord
The University of Lagos located in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has been embroiled in controversies with allegations bothering on misappropriation of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...