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2023: PDP Is Afraid Of Mass Defection, Planning Third Force – APC

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning a third force ahead of 2023 polls, following the defection of Governor Dave Umahi to the APC from the PDP, on Tuesday.

Reports reaching BlackBox Nigeria indicates the APC has affirmed that the opposition party, PDP is afraid of the mass defection of people that might rock the party, and as such planning to create a political third force to slug it out in the next general elections.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Deputy National Publicity secretary of the ruling party, Yekini Nabena, stated that the PDP is running from pillar to post to stop the current gale of defections.

He noted that the APC stands firm as the party’s membership remains instant, while stating that though the PDP’s panic is understandable, it is wrongly expressed.

“As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) runs from pillar to post to stop the current gale of defections from the opposition party, the PDP is already hallucinating on a political ‘third force’ ahead of the 2023 general elections,” Nabena said.

“While the PDP’s panic is understandable, it is wrongly expressed. For us in the APC, our membership is intact. There is no new political party being created to form a political ‘third force’ ahead of 2023. Put correctly, the gale of defection from the PDP is to the APC as widely reported. And a lot more are expected in the coming months.”

Ganiu Oloruntade

Ganiu Oloruntade is a writer and social commentator with interests in politics, economy and governance. He tweets @GaniuOloruntade.

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