News reaching us indicates that 3000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Justice Group yesterday, March 11, have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos.

The report says that the group was led by Chief David Abidakun, who explained that they are leaving the APC in Lagos and the southwest.
He said: “We are not counting the number of people here but our membership. We have a membership of over 70, 000 in the South West and all of us will join the PDP in our various states in the South West after the formal ceremony
According to Chief Abidakun, the group left the APC for being marginalised.

He added that: “We believe that the PDP is a place to be and so we have decided to be part of the winning team”.

Receiving the defectors at an event attended by chieftains of the PDP and the party’s Lagos state governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, Chief Sikiru Apena, the Lagos state deputy chairman of the PDP, promised the new members fairness and the same opportunities as existing members of the party.

It will be recalled that something of in similar vein recently occurred in Yobe when Alhaji Ibrahim Gero, a chieftain of the APC, and 7,000 members of the party joined the PDP.

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