The decampees were members of the APC.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur, has presented his party’s flag to hundreds of decampees from the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Presenting the flag on behalf of the National Chairman, the state chairman of the party, Yunana Iliya, said that the decampees would be accorded equal right as other members of the party.
Mr. Iliya said that the party has set machinery in motion to re-capture the state in the 2015 general elections.
He alleged that the present APC administration in the state had in the past two years showcased insecurity as its major achievement. He alleged that the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has been inciting crisis among the various ethnic groups in the state.
Mr. Iliya said that PDP and its members were law abiding and not known for violence.
The leader of the decampees, Umaru Mohammed, claimed that they left APC because the state governor had refused to fulfill most of his campaign promises.
The member representing Umaisha – Ugya in the state assembly, Yahaya Usman, said that the state governor refused to conduct elections in the local government areas for fear of defeat. He said that the PDP had already started planning towards the 2015 general elections and urged stakeholders to sensitise members on the need to ensure decorum.
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