APC members defect to PDP in Bauchi

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No fewer than 5,060 members of the All Progressives Congress in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The leader of the defectors, Adbullahi Bafala, while addressing a mammoth crowd during a rally in Bununu, the headquarters of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, said they took the decision to move to the PDP because of the massive infrastructural development recorded under the leadership of Governor Bala Mohammed in less than three years.

He said, “I left APC to join PDP with 5,060 followers. What impressed me was the good work of the governor. He is working for the people  of Bauchi State and not for his pocket.

“I cried when l saw the work he did on the Tafawa Balewa road to Yelwa Duguri, 52 kilometres road. It was a virgin land and the people of the area suffered for a long time because of the terrible road. Now we are smiling becauae of that road. We are praying to God that he would be re-elected to construct more roads linking the grassroots areas to Tafawa Balewa and beyond.”

Receiving the defectors in Bununu, Governor Mohammed said they made the right choice, adding that the APC was becoming more unpopular in Nigeria.

Mohammed assured the defectors that they would be carried along and urged the people of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area to support all the candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming general elections.


Addressing supporters earlier in Tafawa Balewa, the governor pledged to provide a new transformer to the people of the area in two weeks saying he was shocked to learn they have not had electricity for months.

Mohammed also promised to construct more roads in Tafawa Balewa that would link communities in the state with neighboring Plateau State to boost socio-economic activities and improve the standard of living if re-elected.

He expressed hope that the people of Tafawa Balewa would not allow the Independent National Electoral Commission  to record another inconclusive election in the LGA like was experienced in 2019 which almost led to breakdown of law and order.

Governor Mohammed then called on citizens of the state to put the state’s interest above personal aspirations for the growth and development of Nigeria’s democracy.

He warned that marauders would not be given the opportunity to take the leadership affairs, adding that candidates on the platform of the PDP in all levels were not blindfolded hence the need for to voters to vote for them in the forthcoming election.