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Source: mynigeria.com

Thousands of PDP loyalists defect to APC ahead of 2023 election

Thousands of supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), The Nations has said.

According to The Nations, the loyalists in Abia denounced their membership to declare loyalty to the leadership of the APC.

This comes as both parties prepare for the general election in 2023.

Legit.ng said that the decision by the defectors was hinged on realizing their mistakes and losing their political roots.

The defectors were reportedly received into the party at Bende local government area of the state by the state leadership, reports Legit.ng.

The ruling party while welcoming the new members stated that the defection shows that APC is the best for Abia and Nigeria, adding that their growth will be felt in the 2023 general elections.

The spokesmen of the defectors, Bunch Adiele and Eze Agege appealed to the leadership of the party to accept them unconditionally. They pledged to be law-abiding and deliver Aba to APC in 2023 after they realized their mistake.

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