The All Progressives Congress says a large number of Peoples Democratic Party members in Kebbi, Niger and some North-Central states will defect to its fold within the next four days.
The Conference of State Publicity Secretaries of the APC stated this during the second state publicity secretaries’ summit in Lagos on Thursday.
At the event themed, ‘Ready for Change’, several publicity secretaries gave an insight into how elections would be won in their respective states.
The Kebbi State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Sanni Dododo, who spoke on political developments in Niger and his state, said, “In Niger State, the governor did not perform so his deputy came with some advisers and members of the PDP to our party and they hatched a plan. Some decided to stay in the PDP but by next week, you will see many of them will join the APC.
“So the issue is that Niger State is 90 per cent of APC.
“In Kebbi, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, Chief Whip and Deputy Whip and nine others in the House of Assembly have joined the APC from the PDP. Five commissioners and local government chairmen have joined us. So North-West and most parts of North-Central are now speaking with one voice. Because of some strong governors like Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State who are giving us support, we are spreading. So we will deliver during the elections”.
The publicity secretary of APC in Lagos State, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said the violent protest organised by the Odua Peoples Congress in support of President Goodluck Jonathan had backfired.