Ex Deputy governor of Plateau State, Mr. Ignatius Longjan, Thursday, formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Senator Joshua Dariye was among several other PDP members who formally decamped to the ruling APC in the State and were received by the National Chairman of the party, Dr John Oyegun, at the Rwang Pam Township stadium in Jos.
In his remarks after receiving the decampees, Oyegun said President Muhammadu Buhari was working day and night to change the nation for better, assuring that by this time next year, Nigerians would have cause to smile despite the challenges the present administration inherited.
“With the diversification of the economy being carried out by our President, by this time next year, the importation of rice would be a thing of the past, most of our major roads in the country would soon be repaired.
“President Buhari has Plateau citizens at heart, I call on citizens of the state and the country at large to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I’m impressed by the good work governor Lalong is doing in the State.
I must commend him for providing the dividends of democracy to the people of the State.
“The governor did excellently well in ensuring victory for the APC in the last Ondo elections; we call on the people of the state to continue to support him at all times”, Oyegun stated.
Also speaking, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, said the APC was built on foundation of Justice.
“Our party the APC is working hard to transform the nation, this administration is sincere and would not let Nigerians down”, he assured.
In his address, Governor Simon Lalong, said “This is the return of who is who in Plateau, the APC in Plateau has come to stay and I believe the party would capture more States in the future elections.
“The challenges we met in the state when we came into power are being tackled as a result of the support we are getting from President Muhammadu Buhari.
“In Plateau, we are determined to better the lives of citizens as we are paying salaries up to December. We would continue to provide the dividends of democracy to the people”, he assured.