Gyang Bere, Jos
Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gyel District of Jos South Local Government Area in Plateau North Senatorial District of Plateau State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to support Alh. Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate.
A member of Governor Simon Lalong Campaign Organisation, Hon. Pam Tizah, also known as Ashasha, who led 30 elders and about 100 supporters out of the APC, on Friday, during PDP meeting in Jos, described the party as ‘clueless’.
Tizah, a former PDP Chairman, Jos South LGA dumped the PDP in 2017 with Chairman House Committee on Rules and Business in the House of Representatives, Hon. Edward Pwajok (SAN) and defected from the APC to join Pwajok who was since received back to PDP by former Vice President, Alh. Atiku Abubakar.
He said, “I was a member of APC State Campaign Council but I decided to come back to PDP, the house we all build to support Hon. Edward Pwajok in mobilising support for Atiku Abubakar, Sen. Jeremiah Useni and all PDP candidates.
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“There is nothing in the APC that will add value to my people, therefore I can’t be wasting my time there doing nothing. I have been under pressure from my supporters to come back to PDP and assist the people who are helpless from insecurity.
He expressed confidence that PDP would win Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections from the top to bottom to liberate Nigerians from hunger, hardship and insecurity.
A former PDP Secretary Plateau State, Hon. Dalyop Jonathan Bok, who abandoned the party in 2017 described his return to the party as coming home, saying APC has not add any value to his people.
He noted that politics should not be based on political parties but should be based on conscious of an individual and credible candidate who has the capacity to rescue the people from the wilderness.
“We are back to PDP with full force to lend our support to Hon. Edward Pwajok, Chairman House Committee on Rules and Business in the House of Reps to mobilize support for PDP from the grassroot, he has been our political mentor and we will keep moving towards his direction.”
Chairman of the PDP Elders Forum in Gyel District, Gyang Mali Jok, expressed joy that the defectors would add electoral value to the PDP during the Saturday election.
He noted that the Elders returned to PDP with hundreds of their supporters and predicted that PDP would win the Saturday election in Plateau State.