The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State on Monday received no fewer than 5,558 All Progressives Congress members who defected to the party from across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the reception which took place at Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, was attended by prominent PDP officials both at the national and state levels.
Ahmed Makarfi, former PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman, described the event as significant, and advised the returnees to join hands to realise the party’s objectives.
Mr Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, expressed optimism that the party would in no distant time regain its lost glory.
He urged the people to turnout enmass come May 12 and vote PDP candidates in the state local council polls.
He said, “God-willing, the prayers of the masses is heard and will be answered,”.
“We must ensure that we protect our votes and guard against any form of rigging”.