- The chances of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming general elections have continued to receive major threats in the polity
- In fact, the opposition party is yet to solve its internal crisis with its major stakeholders who have openly withdrawn their support for Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 elections
- A recent move within the camp of the PDP is the defection of major stakeholders in Sokoto state, who dumped the party and joined the ruling APC, declaring their support for Bola Tinubu
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto State disclosed it had received more defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in the eastern zone of the state.
This development is contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday, December 16, by Bashar Abubakar, the special assistant to Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North), the APC leader in the state.
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According to Abubakar, the latest defections involved hundreds of supporters of the PDP, Labour Party (LP) and New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) from Gwadabawa, Illela and Goronyo Local Government Areas that joined the APC, The Nation reported.
“These defectors include former Councillors and various stakeholders from the eastern zone of the state.
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Meanwhile, Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the aggrieved members to forget the past and join the party ahead of the 2023 general election.
The PDP national chairman made the call on Wednesday, December 7, at the party’s presidential rally in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
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He noted that it was the unity of the party that made it defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.
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Meanwhile, Yusuf’s defection from the Labour Party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to generate heated reactions on social media, especially Twitter.
“The gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded Osun elections – former good Nigerian and an embodiment of the new Nigeria whilst an LP member – Hon. Yusuf Lasun has now joined the PDP. He left with the LP’s massive 2000+ Osun votes from the election,” JJ Omojuwa, a PR expert and social media influencer, said on Twitter with some touch of sarcasm.
“Politics is funny. When we told PDP guys that Lasun Yusuf, the LP Guber candidate worked for Adeleke’s victory, they refuted with mocker,” Tolulope Oyelaran, @Oyelarantolu, said.