by Musa Abdullahi
A former Senate Majority Leader, Jonathan Zwingina, a former Minister of External Affairs, Idi Hong, and two serving Senators have decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
NewsWireNGR recalls that Peoples Democratic Party Adamawa South Senatorial District, Silas Zwingina, had claimed that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, intends to send public office holders to jail if he emerges president.
Only weeks to the Presidential Polls, Zwingina had said the following, “You know Buhari, he will send us to jail for between 200 to 300 years and it is the lucky ones among us that will get 50 years.
“As you know, there is no way you will hold office in Nigeria and go scot free if the authorities want to get you.
They announced their defection at a press conference in Yola on Wednesday.
Mr. Zwingina, who spoke on behalf of the defectors, said they decided to pitch their tent with the APC to support the party’s governorship candidate, Bindow Jibrilla.
“We are positive of the change going on now in the country; we believe in the candidacy of Bindow,” he said.
Messrs Zwingina and Hong lost in their bid to represent Adamawa Central and Southern district in the National Assembly elections held on March 28.
They were earlier in the day part of the group that met with the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, who was in Yola to campaign for the APC.
Serving Senators, Bello Tukur and Ahmed Barata, as well as Sadiq Haske, a chieftain of the PDP, also decamped.