A member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Senator Joy Emordi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress.
Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, received the senator in a brief ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.
This was contained in a statement by the Director-General, Press and Media of the APC chairman, Mamman Mohammed.
According to the statement, Emordi during the ceremony said she was convinced that “the future of a prosperous and united Nigeria lies in the APC”.
She was said to have described the APC leadership as “sincerely and genuinely committed to a united Nigeria that has plans for the future generation”.
She also assured APC of her loyalty, saying, “l assure the party of my loyalty and support and to work for the success of the party.
“The APC-led federal government is working for the South-East and this is attracting more PDP members into APC.
“There is a need for us to join hands for the political stability and national unity of our dear country”.
Buni said the coming of Emordi and other prominent politicians from the South-East into the APC will promote national unity.
“The Southeast is a strong political block and very crucial to the unity of the country, this will no doubt add to national cohesion, ” the APC chairman added.
Emordi’s resignation came hours after seven deputy national officers of PDP on Tuesday resigned their positions as members of the National Executive Council.
The seven national officers are Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi; Deputy National Legal Adviser, Ahmed Bello; Deputy National Women Leader, Umoru Hadizat; Deputy National Auditor Divine Amina Arong; Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Hassan Yakubu; and Deputy National Financial Secretary, Irona Alphonsus.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, confirming the development, said that the NWC had received the resignation letters.