Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State, Tanko Beji, on Sunday described reported defection of members of the ruling party to the All Progressives Congress as a mere propaganda by the opposition to mislead the electorate.
Beji said in Minna that he had no plan to leave the PDP and that no serving commissioner in the state had the intention to leave the party.
He said those alleged to have defected to the APC received the information with shock when a national daily published their alleged defection.
“It is important to clarify that the deputy chairman of the Niger State PDP and member of the state executive council of the Governor Babangida Aliyu-led administration have no plans to decamp to the opposition. They remain committed to accomplishing the political interest of the PDP in the forthcoming general election.
“It is also instructive to state that those who left the Niger State PDP did so for their personal political interests. For the avoidance of doubt, therefore, the party is waxing stronger with more loyal and dedicated members.”
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