No fewer than 5000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state.
Olusola Nenuwa, the leader of the defectors, said they decided to dump the APC because the ruling party had failed the people of the country.
Nenuwa said the President Muhammadu Buhari government had ruined the country’s economy in the last three and a half years, increasing the rate of unemployment and hunger.
He urged Nigerians to vote for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in next year’s election, saying the former vice president had the capability to take the nation our of the economic woods.
Nenuwa, who was a member of the Rotimi Akeredolu campaign committee in 2016, promised that the new PDP members would work hard to mobilize support for all candidates of the party in the state in order to achieve victory.
“In 2015, we thought APC would change things for better, especially in the area of the economy. We thought President Buhari was the messiah we needed.
“But to our surprise, the country moved from pan to fire. Instead of changing our story to a better one, they have worsened the situation…