The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has just revealed that some high-profile members of other political parties in the country will join its fold very soon.
The party stated that the high-profile defection would occur within three weeks from Thursday, August 10.
According to Punch, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, chairman of the party’s Special Non-Elective National Convention, stated this in Abuja. Okowa said that the party would welcome the expected defectors from other political parties.
The report however, said he did not reveal the identities of the prospective defectors.
“We just came to see what is on the ground, I believe that our people will be safe because we have everything under control, we are not expecting hitches at all. “We are doing very well as a party and as a committee.
“In this kind of planning you will have some challenges here and there but there are solutions being proffered to everyone of them and we are confident that we are on the right track and it shall be well on Saturday.
“I believe that a lot of people who thought that the party was going to implode will realise that we are back and ready to offer what it takes to better the lives of Nigerians.
“Many of our members that left earlier due to one form of disagreement or the other will return to their party because the National Caretaker Committee has constituted a Reconciliation Committee as well as a Contact and Mobilisation Committee to reach out to them.
“From the way things are going presently in this country, I believe Nigerians will realise that PDP is the only alternative that can bring Nigeria out of her present economic challenges.
“We are expecting high profile defectors in the next three weeks or so,” Okowa said In his reaction, h
APC’s spokesperson, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, replied him, saying:
“Three weeks is not forever; we will wait for it to come.
“We are confident that we will not lose any our valuable members to the former ruling party.”