Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North, has a
defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Senator announced his defection in a letter addressed to the Upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.
In the letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri. He also explained that his decision was premised on his believe that President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies which paid more attention on the citizens..
The letter reads:
I write to formally inform you Sir, the Senate and indeed Nigerians of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is as a result of the mismanagement of the PDP by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Adamawa State which led to the crisis in the party that in turn led to the polarization of the party in the state (PDP and rPDP).
Today I join the APC and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu Buhari to build the Nigeria of our dreams.
The journey may be long, but we are on the right track as I strongly believe that by the end of the tenure of Mr. President, Nigeria will be a better place.
My Senate President Sir, it is worthy of note that in the history of Nigeria’s Nascent democracy, specifically from 1999 till date, no President has paid attention to the welfare of Nigerian Citizens like President Muhamadu Buhari as it is evident in packages such as:
i. Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT);
ii. Homegrown School Feeding Program (HGFP);
iii. Trader Money;
iv. Market Money;
v. Farmers’ Money;
vii. Special Public Works Programme, currently employing 1000 persons from each of the 774 local Government Areas;
viii. National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA): Buhari Young Farmer’s Network;
ix. Artisans and Transportation Grants;
x. Guaranteed Off-take Scheme.