Ahead of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils elections, over 3000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bwari area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Amongst the decamped members were Hon. Abuja Abdullahi, Hon. Danladi John, Hon. Sunday Gaba, Hon. Gideon Joshua, Hon. John Gabaya, Hon. James Kaima and Hon. Dikko Makama former Secretary of the council.
Hon. Abdulahi who spoke on behalf of the decamped PDP members appealed to the council’s APC chairmanship candidate, Hon. Musa Dikko to operate an accessible government when elected as the council’s chairman, that one of the reasons they decamped is because the present administration was not accessible.
“The present chairman of the council is unaccessible to anybody in the council, that was why things went wrong. When you need to call him to let him know what the people are going through, you cannot reach him.
“We do not want the one that after election, the chairman because he has won the election, he will the decide to change the numbers that people know him with before he became chairman. We want to have access to our chairman, so that the government will know the plight of the people,” he said.
The FCT state Publicity Secretary of APC, Engr. Usman Adaji, who was amongst the State party executives that received the decamped members, charged them to ensure that the party becomes victorious in the forth coming Bwari area council elections.
“With the numbers of decamped members in Bwari today, that means definitely victory is sure for APC, not only in this council, but in the entire FCT. Because, on record, we have over 10,000 decamped PDP members and we know that more are still coming,” he said.
The council’s APC chairmanship candidate, Hon. Musa Dikko expressed gratitude to the decamped members for trusting in his desire to lead the people, thereby promised them that if elected, his administration will operate an open government that will affect the lives of every resident of the council.