Is it likely that the ruling All Progressives Congress Party is trying to hoodwink Nigerians into believing that it is still a preferred party of choice in Nigeria?

The opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP believes so and that it is doing this by announcing defectors that had long happened in the past.

Chairman of PDP in Niger State, Tanko Beji told newsmen in Minna that those presented by APC recently at a rally as defectors were members who left the PDP immediately after the 2015 general elections.

Beji said that the members were no longer contributing to the party and as such needed to be discarded.

“The APC keeps presenting the same set of people at its rallies; last Saturday, they presented the same people they presented in 2015 and claimed that they were fresh defectors. I find that attitude amusing,” he said.

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Recall that the APC held a political rally on Saturday in Minna, to receive 34,000 PDP members it said had defected to its fold.

But Beji, while reacting to the claims, told newsmen on Monday in Minna that a vast majority of those presented were not new to the APC.

“Among those presented were Alhaji Muazu Bawa, a former commissioner, Bawa Wuse, a former Attorney-General, Adamu Usman, former Speaker, Niger House of Assembly, and Yusuf Tagwai, former Chief of Staff.

“These people defected immediately after the 2015 elections and were presented at a well-publicized rally.

“It is surprising that more than two years after that rally, the same people are being received in another ceremony.

“You cannot present the same set of people three to four times for the same purpose,” he argued.

He also faulted APC’s claims that 34,000 had defected, saying that those at the rally on Saturday were “far less than 10,000”.

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