The All Progressive Congress on Sunday received not less than 10, 000 new members who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party and New Nigerian Peoples Party into its fold.
Tinubu’s Campaign Women Leader, Hajiya Umma Salma Rabiu, who received the defectors at a grand ceremony held at Afficient Events centre, congratulated them for liberating themselves from bondage, particularly from NNPP.
Shortly after receiving the defectors, Salama urged the new APC members to massively cast their votes for the joint presidential ticket of Tinubu/Shettima, assuring that Tinubu would transform the entire country.
“Today, we gathered here, to celebrate these 10,000 people, who made a decision to dump their different political parties for our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“These are all card-carrying members of the PDP, NNPC, ADC, PRP, ADP and other political parties, who have decided to abandon darkness for light, to leave regress for progress to leave fear and intimidation for honour and integrity.”
“As you can see today, these people will define the unity and progress of the APC, as the one and only party in Nigeria. The party that has the interest of the people, the party that wants to keep making Nigeria better and the party that loves Nigeria and Nigerians.”
“For most of these people, the journey started when the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, won the primaries. They knew that, Nigeria is on the verge of regaining its glory and the north is on the verge of greatness again.
“Without the slightest doubt, Asiwaju’s antecedents as a freedom fighter (for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria) which culminated into his founding role in the APC’s formation, makes his choice very unique for our party.”
In his remarks, Tinubu’s North-West Campaign Director, Baffa Baba Danagundi, said the team will do everything humanly possible for Tinubu to win next’s month presidential election.