Over 500 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday 9 decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria.
The defected APC members were received at Kumbur community, where the present State Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Hitler Dadi hails from.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Amos Gombi commended the people of Langtang South from Kumbur community for returning en mass to PDP.
According to him, the returnees will be accorded the same status with other members of PDP in the locality.
Hon. Gombi said he was happy that the people have discovered that the APC lied to them in Plateau State in 2015 and are still lying.
Gombi added that the road linking Shendam to Langtang South was constructed by Sen. Jonah Jang administration, stressing that for about 2 years that the APC came on board, nothing had been added to it.
The Vice Chairman of the PDP in Plateau South Senatorial District, Hon. Simon Domle in his remarks said he was happy to receive APC decampees back to their original home, assuring that the true change will come in 2019 when the mandate of the people will be returned to them.
Similarly, former Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Joyce Ramnap and member representing Langtang South constituency in the plateau state House of Assembly’s last dispensation said she was overwhelmed by the gathering of the people to say no to APC in the area while assuring them that the mistake of 2015 will be corrected.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, Denis Waidu said he was happy to lead hundreds of decampee back to PDP in the locality, saying that PDP is a moving train that will take them to the Promised Land.
Meanwhile, member representing Langtang North/Langtang South constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Beni Lar, thanked the people of her constituency for keeping faith with PDP that her father founded for Nigeria.