BY KHADIJAT O. MUSTAPHA, NOVEMBER 09, 2022 | 05:03 PM
People's Democratic Party, PDP, has received over 5, 000 new decampees into the party in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State today.
The members decamped on Wednesday when Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of PDP, arrived the state capital for his campaign.
The members announced their loyalty to the new party at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri, an event center where Mr. Atiku addressed his party supporters.
Peter Gumtha Biye, a former lawmaker who represented Damboa, Chibok and Gwoza federal constituency at the green chambers led the decampees into the new party.
Most of them are from the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC. The former lawmaker said their decampment is a sign that the ruling party has failed the people of Borno and Nigeria at large.
While assuring their allegiance to PDP, the former lawmaker said they will do what is necessary to see that PDP who are on a rescue mission win the upcoming 2023 general election from top to bottom.
‘As the leader of the decampees, I assure you that PDP will take over power from the ruling APC come February 2023’.
‘We will do what is necessary at our own level to see that our people vote for the PDP from top to bottom,' the former lawmaker said.
Come 2023, they also vowed to deliver the state to Mr. Atiku, who was a Nigerian vice president from 1999 to 2007.
His latest contest was in 2019 when he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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