More than 300 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ushafa ward, Bwari Area Council, have decamped to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) ahead of next year’s area council poll.
Receiving the decampees at the weekend, CPC Chairman, Bwari area council, Mallam Usman Mohammed, described the exit of the prominent people from the ruling party as a plus to the CPC, adding that the party is for peace, unity, progress and development.
He said CPC had come out to win the next election in Bwari, in order to bring changes to the area, the FCT and Nigeria in general.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP shortly after the ceremony, some of the decampees, Evangelist Amos Sheko Gaza and the former PDP organising secretary, Aminu Bello, said their movement from the PDP to CPC was a big relief for them as they were saying goodbye to the party that “has no focus and is full of manipulations.”
“I decided to join the CPC because of the ideology of the former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and the attitude of the people in the party. I am satisfied that they have something to offer this country. I was a founding member of the PDP in Bwari area council but the way it is being handled now is not as before; they have nothing to offer this nation,” Gaza said.
“I dumped the PDP because I believe in justice, I believe in people who can take you to any level of office and provide infrastructure. I am assuring the people of Bwari that CPC will unseat PDP next year because we are the ones who held the party as one and made it possible for them to win elections in Bwari,” Bello added.
Highlights of the occasion was the commissioning of the party’s multimillion office in Ushafa, with a call on people of Bwari to support the party for more development.