An associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Kaduna State, Malam Isah Dansallah, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Dansallah, a founding member of the APC, was appointed Chairman of Kajuru Local Council in Kaduna State by Governor Nasir el-Rufai. He told journalists in Kaduna yesterday that he could no longer stay with his APC as a result of what he called “lack of good governance.”
He said: “What is happening in APC today is not what we bargained for. This is not why we asked people to vote out PDP. Today’s players in APC do not care about the feelings of the masses.
“I dump the APC to PDP because the opposition PDP is lesser evil compare with the ruling APC.
“There was a time that I found myself in the APC. I worked for its success in 2015, but the APC has metamorphosed and turned into a ghost with crises all over. The APC-led government has succeeded in subjecting Nigerians to abject poverty and has successfully divided Nigerians along religious and ethnic lines.
“People are dying everyday with various sicknesses because of depression as some people cannot even afford a square meal a day. “I cannot continue to associate myself with such group of people.
“I join the PDP because it is a party with human feelings and I know they have the interest of the people at heart. I am in PDP to revive Nigeria and ensure that the party takes over power in 2019.”