Just in: Another State Governorship candidate, 9,000 others defect to APC

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The governorship candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP) in Plateau state, Manji Gontori, along with 9, 000 others, have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)Receiving the defectors during the rally of the party’s governorship candidate, Dr Nentawe Yiltwada, at the Wase local government area of the state, the state party chairman, Rufus Bature, said the APC was well positioned to win the forthcoming election at all levels.

Bature said the APC-led administration in the past eight years in the state has performed very well and as well restored normalcy to all the troubled parts of the state, adding that the peace being enjoyed presently is a result of the peace initiative of Governor Simon LalongHe urged members to remain steadfast and go back to their polling units to work for the victory of Yilwatda and all the candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.Bature added that apart from Gontori and the 9,000 others who defected to the APC, there are others who have indicated their interest in defecting to the APC, adding that they will be received at the appropriate time before the election

APC Governorship candidate Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda thanked the people of the state for showing him uncommon love and acceptance, promising to work to sustain the peace and security of the state by building on the achievements of Governor Lalong.

He said the vision of the Generation Next team is to create wealth and deepen the empowerment of thepeople by leveraging technology and innovation.He said he will build on Lalong’s achievements in other sectors such as health, education, infrastructure development, empowerment, job creation, and social cohesion

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