No fewer than 10,000 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State.
The defectors were led by a three-term member of the House of Representatives for Toto/Nasarawa Federal Constituency of the state, Samuel Egye.
Speaking with journalists, on Friday, at the APC state secretariat in Lafia, Egye said the defection to the APC was informed by the impressive performance of the party in the state and at the national level.
According to him, his decision to leave the PDP, which pulled out 10,000 of his supporters from the PDP, was taken after consultations with members of his constituency and other stakeholders.
Egye said that, although he was in PDP for more than sixteen years, but he appreciated what APC has been doing even as an opposition.
“Politics is all about development and since the state government has developed virtually all sectors of the economy in the state, what is the need for us to stay outside and criticize”, he said.
He therefore called on and sundry to give the APC led government the needed support to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
On his part, the state Chairman of the APC Philip–Tatari-Shekwo thanked the former lawmaker for appreciating what the party is doing in the state and the country at large.
He assured the decampees of equal rights and privileges with old members of the party.