By John Mkom
JALINGO—A governorship aspirant of All Progressive Congress, APC, in the recent party’s gubernatorial primary election and 17 other members of the party have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba State.
The aspirant, Yususfu Akirikwen recently staged a walk out of the recent APC gubernatorial nomination alongside two other aspirants at Jolly Nyame Stadium the venue of the APC primary election.
Announcing his defection at a rally of the governorship candidate of PDP, Dickson Ishaku in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, Akirikwen said him and the 17, 000 APC supporters had taken the decision out of lack of internal democracy in APC.
He announce the names of the defected APC members across the 16 local government areas of the state and displayed their membership cards to the public.
“Four of us contested to be the flag bearer of the party in the state, one person out of us hijacked the whole process, we complain to the national secretariat of the party and nobody has ever call us.