Taraba PDP receives 11,800 defectors at Gov Ishaku senatorial campaign launch -Chairman
Alhaji Inua Bakari, the Taraba Chairman of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) on Sunday announced that the party received 11,800 defectors from other political parties in Wukari and Ibi Local Government councils.
Bakari disclosed this while welcoming the defectors at the official flag off of Gov Darius Ishaku senatorial campaign in Wuakari, Taraba.
According to him, the defectors, led by Dr. Joshia Kente, a former Speaker of Taraba assembly comprises 10,000 from Wukari and 1,800 from Ibi.
Gov Ishaku, who is the Senatorial Candidate of the PDP enjoined the people of southern Taraba to consolidate on the foundation of good the works he has done by coming out massively to vote to send him to the National Assembly.
The governor assured the defectors and supporters of able representational,stating that the Senate was a place meant for experienced and vocal leaders like him.
He noted that with his worth of experience, he was optimistic that his presence at the red chamber would bring home the desired development.
“I am overwhelmed with the show of support for my senatorial ambition by the people of southern zone especially the close to 12,000 people who joined our party today.
“I can assure you that if voted into the Senate, I will use my worth of experience to bring home the desired development for the good of all,” he said.
Lt. Col Agbu Kefas rtd, the Taraba PDP governorship candidate called on the people to vote massively for Ishaku and other PDP candidates for a better future.
Kefas also commended the defectors for identifying with the good works of the PDP led government in the state and coming to join hands to do more.
Earlier, the leader of the defectors, Dr. Kente noted at the occasion that they decided to join the PDP having seen over the years that it was the only platform that would guarantee development in the state.