Politicians jostle for positions, switch camps to APC
Following the victory of the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari at the poll, the party seems to have gained momentum, attracting more and more adherents, while depleting the ranks of the main opposition PDP.
From virtually every part of the country, top politicians of the PDP, and their supporters have been moving from base, joining the APC.
They include former Governor Oserheinmen Osunbor of Edo State, PDP governorship candidate in the 2012 governorship election in the state, Brig. Gen. Charles Arhiavbere, Senator Gbemisola Saraki in Kwara State, and the deputy governor of Jigawa State, Ahmed Mahmoud.
There is also Mr. Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula, a former principal officer of the House of Representatives and co-founder of the Friends of Goodluck Jonathan support group, former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Idada Ikponmwen.
In Benue State, among those who had earlier this week announced their defection from the PDP was the former attorney general of the federation, Mr. Mike Aondoakaa and Prof Tony Ijohor (SAN) Governor Gabriel Suswan’s lawyer. The governorship candidate of the APC Samuel Ortom received Maj.General Lawrence Onoja (retd), Matthias Oyigeiya, a former governorship candidate and John Tion a former House of Representative candidate.
Reacting to the development, PDP national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh described those deserting the party just under a week after the party formally lost the as lazy gold digging politicians, and that they would not last in their new political habitation.
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April 8, 2015 at 9:21 am
APC is about to become the new PDP. Lets see what the new cabinet would be like