A former lawmaker representing Kokona/Keffi/Karu Federal Constituency in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, yesterday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Wadada, who served two terms on the platform of the PDP from 2003 to 2011, was received by the APC chairman of his Tudun Kofa ward, Tanko Sodangi, in Keffi town of Keffi local government area.
Speaking shortly after his defection, Wadada said he decided to join the APC as a result of the disunity in his former party and the concern he had for his people. “What made me to leave the PDP is the concern for my people and lack of unity in the PDP. The PDP is not united, hence the need for me to dump the PDP for the APC,” he said.
He called on the people to live in peace and respect one another, irrespective of their ethnic, religion and political affiliation for the overall development of the country. Also speaking at the ocassion, Mr.Tanko Sodangi, the APC chairman of Tudun Kofa expressed happiness over Wadada’s defection to the APC and assured him of equal treatment. He said that the defection of Wadada would add value to the party at ward, local government and state levels.