A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ningi local government area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Audu Abubakar, has finally led thousands of his supporters to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abubakar and his supporters were received by the state chairman of the APC, Alhaji Uba Ahmed Nana at the Ningi mini stadium.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Abubakar, popularly known as A.T, said the decision to dump the ruling party followed the failure of the party to consolidate on the gains of democracy in line with their campaign promises.
He said “We regret staying in the PDP for years when it does not have anything to show in the transformation of the state whereas poverty, political and economic impoverishment is the order of the day”.
The former PDP chieftain said his decision to defect was informed by the need for urgent change in the political affairs of the country.
Receiving the defectors, the state APC chairman, Alhaji Uba Ahmad Nana, said the development was an indication that the APC stands a chance of winning the state in 2015.