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Why I Joined APC – Elisha Abbo

The Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo has revealed that he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the All Progressives Congress, APC in order to pursue his 2023 gubernatorial ambition. 

Elisha Abbo formally dumped the PDP on Wednesday when the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan  read his letter of defection during plenary at the National Assembly complex

But while explaining his reasons for defecting, Abbo said he was not ready to resign as a Senator as was demanded by the PDP. 

Abbo said, “Did they ask (Governor Dave) Umahi to resign? Go and ask them ( PDP ). Governor Umahi just defected from PDP to APC as a sitting governor of Ebonyi State. Did they ask him to resign?

“There is a crisis in the (PDP) party in my state. That is the truth. I believe internal democracy in the party has suffered in the last one year when the governor assumed office. 

“As you all know, it is only in Adamawa State that we have reformed PDP . There is a crisis in the party in Adamawa State and the governor is the cause of the crisis.

Earlier, the in his letter of defection which was read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, the Senator said, “Today, I join the APC and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, to build the Nigeria of our dreams.”