A governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in the recent party’s gubernatorial primary election and 17,000 other members of the party have left the party to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State.
The aspirant, Yususfu Akirikwen walked out of the recent APC gubernatorial nomination alongside two other aspirants at Jolly Nyame Stadium the venue of the APC primary election.
Akirikwen, who announced his defection at a rally of the governorship candidate of the PDP, Dickson Ishaku in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, said he and the 17, 000 APC supporters had decided to leave the APC due to lack of internal democracy in the party.
“Four of us contested to be the flag bearer of the party in the state, one person out of us hijacked the whole process, we complained to the national secretariat of the party and nobody has ever called us,” he claimed.
He announced the names of the defected APC members across the 16 local government areas of the state, displaying their membership cards as he did.