The PDP spokesperson, however, called on Nigerians and the international community to prevail on the ruling party to shelve such plan.
“In all, the PDP cautions the APC and power mongers to know that Nigerians have seen through their intentions and will continue to firmly resist them by standing for democracy and the unity of our nation at all times,” he said.
Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency Bye Election into the Cross River House of Assembly. According to Briyai, the PDP Candidate Abbey Ukpukpen scored 12,712 votes to beat her closest rival, Mr Ishamali Bendel, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 4,345 votes.
Former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, has said he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to enable him realise his ambition of ruling Niger State.
“I bear no grudge against anyone; even former Governor Aliyu remains my leader and one of those I respect,” Ibeto declared.
The loss of influential figures and divisions in the party peels support from Buhari within powerful patronage networks and among voters ahead of the election scheduled for February 2019.
“After extensive consultations I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” Saraki said in a statement.
“Today, I start as I return to the party where I began my political journey, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”
“As the saying goes, all politics is local. We understand that some of the distinguished and honourable lawmakers have issues with their home states, especially on zoning which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies,” President Muhammadu Buhari said.
President Buhari wished all the decamped members the best in their future undertakings.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, said the party is not jittery about members of the the R-APC joining the Peoples Democratic Party. Adams Oshiomhole: “Throughout the weekend and up till today (Monday), many of the national dailies reported different stories with the impression that I have not been sleeping within the last one week as a result of alleged midnight meetings with aggrieved party members, who they say I have been begging not to leave the party.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated his former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on winning the Ekiti State governorship election held on Saturday.
“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again,” the President Muhammadu Buhari said.