The yr 2021 witnessed some main defections that shook up the political area forward of the 2023 common elections.
Naija Information experiences that these political strikes vary from the defection of the previous Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, from the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (PDP) to that of former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani, who dumped the Peoples Redemption Occasion (PRP) for the PDP.
Different notable defections embrace that of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River and his Zamfara colleague, Bello Matawalle. Each governors dumped the opposition PDP for the ruling APC.
Under are a few of the main defections recorded in no specific order.
Fani-Kayode Defects To APC, Meets President Buhari
On 16 September 2021, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode, whose transfer to the APC didn’t come as a shock to many, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa.
He was delivered to the Villa by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni and Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State.
In line with the previous minister, he was led by the Spirit of God in his resolution and that he joined the APC to assist for the unity of the nation.
Fani-Kayode added that he was towards something that may trigger the disintegration of Nigeria, including that he was instrumental within the exit of three PDP governors to the APC.
In line with him, the governors he influenced their defection had been Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State.
Bello Matawalle Dumps PDP, Defects To APC
On 29 June 2021, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The official defection befell in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday night at an occasion attended by some APC governors and chieftains.
The Governor appealed to all stakeholders to affix palms with him to maneuver the get together and state ahead.
Talking throughout the defection ceremony, the Zamfara State Governor, “As from right now, I Bello Matawallen Maradun, governor of Zamfara State, am blissful to announce my defection from the PDP to the APC. As of right now, I’m a full APC member and chief of APC in Zamfara State.
“I’m calling on all APC stakeholders within the state to affix palms with me to construct the get together and transfer the state ahead.”
Ben Ayade Dumps PDP For APC
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on 20 Might 2021.
Naija Information experiences that Ayade revealed his resolution in a gathering with six APC governors who visited him on the Authorities Home.
The governors who visited Ayade embrace the Governors of Kebbi, Imo, Yobe, Plateau, Jigawa and Ekiti State.
On why he was becoming a member of the APC, Ayade highlighted the character attributes of President Muhammadu Buhari and the realisation that Cross River wanted to be in sync with the get together on the centre.
Northern Elders Spokesman, Baba-Ahmed Joins PRP
the Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has returned to mainstream politics.
In a submit through his Fb web page on 20 August, the previous Chief of Employees to the previous Senate President, Bukola Saraki, introduced that he has joined the Peoples Redemption Occasion (PRP).
Baba-Ahmed said that he joined the get together to work with the previous chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to rescue Nigeria from the clutches of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The NEF spokesman added that he determined to affix PRP with good intentions and to contribute his quota to the event and progress of the nation.
Donald Duke Returns To PDP
A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, returned to the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) from the Social Democratic Occasion, the place he contested the 2019 presidential election.
This improvement was disclosed by the Chairman of the PDP Caretaker Committee in Cross River State, Effiok Cobham, throughout a press briefing in Calabar.
Duke is a two-term former Governor of Cross River State between 1999 and 2007.
Senator Shehu Sani Dumps PRP, Joins PDP
On 16 September 2021, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central within the Senate, Shehu Sani decamped to the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP.
Naija Information experiences that Shehu Sani dumped the Peoples Redemption Occasion, PRP, for the PDP at a gathering with get together executives in Kaduna.
It was gathered that the previous lawmaker is planning to contest the Kaduna State governorship election.
Shehu Sani, a former member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, left the ruling get together for the PRP after a fallout with Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
Anambra Deputy Gov Dumps APGA For APC, Meets Buhari
Weeks earlier than the November 6 Anambra governorship election, the deputy governor of the state, Dr Nkem Okeke, has formally dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okeke additionally met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa on Wednesday. He was led to the President by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Former Presidential Candidate Dele Momodu Joins PDP
A former Presidential candidate and media mogul, Dele Momodu, has formally joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).
In an announcement on October 29 made out there to Naija Information, the writer of Ovation journal said that he joined the PDP to contribute his quota to the expansion and improvement of the nation.
Momodu famous that he joined the PDP so as to assist the get together win the 2023 presidential election and sweep away the dangerous insurance policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its authorities.
Senator Grace Bent Dumps PDP For APC
Former Adamawa South Senator, Grace Bent, formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Talking throughout her official defection in July, Senator Bent stated she had had sufficient of the PDP
The lawmaker, who represented Adamawa South between 2007 and 2011 beneath the PDP, stated: “After 21 years within the PDP throughout after I held important positions, I’ve determined, after large consultations, to maneuver on and to take action with progressive folks, therefore my resolution to come back into APC.”
Nwaoboshi Dumps PDP For APC
On June 25, The lawmaker representing Delta North within the Senate, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, introduced Nawaoboshi to President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa.
Reacting to the Senator’s defection, President Buhari welcomed Nwaoboshi to the APC, saying “you’re welcome to the progressives household.’’
Additionally talking, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, stated that Nwaoboshi’s resolution to affix the APC clearly exhibits that the hassle of the APC management was yielding fruit.
After Shedding His Seat, Senator Odey Dumps PDP For APC
Former Senator Steven Odey has dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
An election Attraction Tribunal, in August, had refused his argument that he was duly sponsored by the PDP for the December 5, 2020 by-election in Cross River north.
He was subsequently changed by Senator Jarigbe A. Jarigbe additionally of the PDP, after spending barely 9 months.
Following his elimination by the courtroom, Senator Odey alongside his supporters dumped the PDP.
Senator Ita-Giwa Dumps PDP For APC
A former Particular Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Nationwide Meeting Issues, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has once more dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It might be recalled that in 2017, Ita- Giwa dumped the PDP for the APC, earlier than returning a yr later, describing the APC as the house of confusion.
In an announcement on June 1, Ita-Giwa stated she rejoined the APC to assist the imaginative and prescient of governor Ayade to elevate the folks of Cross River and the state out of perennial poverty.
Former Ogun Governor Gbenga Daniel Decamps To APC
Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has reportedly dumped the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Daniel was a former presidential marketing campaign supervisor of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar throughout the PDP major election in 2019.
He stated his resolution to decamp grew to become essential following his assist for Governor Dapo Abiodun, including that it took a speedy curve with the request of the nationwide caretaker Chairman of the APC to go to him together with three governors.
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