The National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress is confident the current economic recession in the country will ease in the coming year.
John Oyegun gave the assurance when he welcomed some prominent leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party who defected to the APC in Plateau State.
TVC News correspondent Funom Joshua reports that for the All Progressives Congress, it’s the dawn of a new beginning in Plateau state as it puts together this grand reception to welcome erstwhile PDP chieftains who have now seen reason to team up with the nation’s ruling party.
At the Rwang Pam stadium, top APC stalwarts including the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are joined by other party faithful to give the defecting politicians a rousing welcome,
Three hundred and forty three card carrying members of the PDP in the state are officially welcomed to the APC.
Prominent among the defectors are : the immediate past Deputy Governor of the state, Ignatius LongJang., former Governor and Senator representing Plateau central Joshua Dariye, as well as the incumbent Deputy Speaker of
the State House of Assembly.
Speaking on the current economic recession, Oyegun and Dogara appeal to Nigerians to show understanding with the government as it tirelessly work to stamp out hardship from the land.
They believe efforts so far put in place will guarantee an end to economic depression in the next few months.
The former Governor of the state and the Senator representing Plateau Central, Joshua Dariye, speaks on behalf of the defectors.
He assures the APC of their loyalty and promises to support the Governor in propelling Plateau state to greater heights.
The Chief host is glad at what he terms the bold step taken by the defecting politicians.
He says his administration will continue to impact positively in the lives of the people of
The new APC members are confident more PDP cheiftains will soon quit the cover of the umbrella and take brroms, the APC symbol, to sweep out the remnant of the PDP in the state.