In the lead-up to the Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections, a significant defection has taken place, with 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party (LP) collapsing their structures and joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defectors changed their loyalty to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar at an event organized by the Atiku Youth World Outreach in Abuja.
The spokesperson for the defectors, Mr Uko Miracle, speaking on behalf of the group, said that they decided to pledge their loyalty to Atiku because of his experience in governance and his capacity, wisdom and self-will. According to him, Atiku stands above other candidates and has the self-will to drive Nigeria to the promised land.
This is a significant move ahead of the upcoming elections, and one that is likely to shake up the political landscape in Nigeria. With just hours to go before the polls open, it remains to be seen what impact this defection will have on the final outcome.
Maryam Atiku, the Patron of the Youth Outreach, expressed excitement about the defection, stating that PDP is a party for the young and that the youth have a chance to reclaim Nigeria if Atiku is elected. This sentiment is shared by many in the youth demographic, who see Atiku as a leader who has the vision and experience to bring about meaningful change in Nigeria.
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It remains to be seen how this defection will play out in the upcoming elections, but one thing is clear: the political landscape in Nigeria is shifting, and candidates will need to adapt and respond to this new reality if they are to be successful. For now, all eyes will be on the polls to see how this latest development will impact the final result.
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