2019: Makarfi Urges Decampees To Help Return PDP To Power
Former National Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has called on the defectors from the All Progressive Congresses (APC) to join hands in ensuring that the PDP returns to power in 2019.
Makarfi said this while addressing thousands of party supporters at a reception for the APC decampees in Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Also, Chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Hassan Hyat said the APC administration has failed woefully and asked Nigerians to vote the PDP in 2019 to kick out hunger and poverty, which he alleged are caused by the ruling APC
“In this state, the PDP will not only chase out hunger, we will chase out insecurity.”
He urged the people to get their permanent voters card ready and participate in the local government election in the state scheduled for Saturday.
“Protect your votes; nobody can manipulate your votes. If we vote our choice, nobody can change it. If any unelected person is sworn in in Kaduna, we will swear in the person we elected,” Hyat said.
In his remarks, the National Secretary of the party, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, said the PDP was already on its way to power as a result of the dismal performance of the APC in the past three years.
Among the 4,556 APC defectors and returnees was a member of the House of Representatives, Jagaba Adams Jagaba, representing Kagarko/Kachia Federal Constituency.
Speaking on behalf of others defectors, Jagaba, who is a returnee to the PDP, said “we now know the differences between APC and PDP.”
He said: “After being in the APC, I discovered that the PDP is the only party that loves Nigeria. PDP is the party that cut across all religious, ethnic and regional biases.
“In 2015, Buhari didn’t win election because he was popular, God allowed him to win so that we can learn a lesson. Now we have learnt our lessons”.