Over 3,000 APC, PRP, NNPP Members Decamp To PDP In Bauchi Ahead of the 2023 general election, over 3,000 opposition parties comprising of APC, PRP and NNPP members in Toro LGA of Bauchi State have dumped their parties and joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Reports gathered suggests that the move is coming on the heels of alleged widespread speculation that the state governor, Bala Mohammed may dump the PDP for the All Progressive Congress (APC), although the governor has debunked the speculation severally.
Some of decampees lamented that the parties have failed them as they do not have any significant impact on the government in the areas.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, Bala Ahmad said that all their elected representatives at both national and state levels have performed below expectations as they have refused to influence any development to the area, pointing out that they even hardly come to the constituencies to meet the people.
“The best option for them is to leave the APC, PRP and NNPP in order to team up with the PDP led by the Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir in its resolve to develop the state infrastructure and build up the people” he said
Receiving the decampees, the Bauchi South Zonal Vice Chairman of PDP, Idris Hassan Zaranda, assured them that they have made the right choice of coming back home.
He said the new PDP members that they will be well accommodated in the party, saying that as soon as all formalities are concluded, they will be full integrated into the party.
Chairman of PDP in Toro LGA, Idris Hassan Zaranda said that it was the good leadership quality of the PDP in state that is making people to dump their political parties to join the PDP, adding that the PDP in Bauchi state has become a shining example of a political party with a vision for the people.
The welcoming ceremony of the decampees was held in Lame where all the 3,000 politicians, men, women and youths were formally accepted into the PDP with a call on them to mobilize others to join the PDP in order to make the local government, a PDP area considering the various ongoing development projects in the area by the PDP led administration.
The feat achieved by the PDP was facilitated by an astute young politician in the area, Hon Hamza Sa’idu Jama’a who is said to be a politically influencer and mobilizer.