Senator Dariye Dumps PDP for APC

The rank of All Progressives Congress (APC) swelled by one Thursday as a former Governor of Plateau State and current Senator representing Plateau Central in the Senate, Senator Joshua Dariye bade bye to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Senator Dariye announced his decision to leave PDP for APC during Thursday’s plenary.
His defection was announced on the floor of the Senate by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Dariye said he decided to leave PDP because his followers have deserted the party due to the crisis at the national level.
It will be recalled that this will make it the second time Dariye is dumping PDP.
In 2011, he defected from the party to Labour Party, where he contested the senatorial election.
But, in 2014, the former Governor returned to the PDP, and had explained that his decision to rejoin the party was because he was a founding member.
He assured of his “loyalty’’ to the PDP at all times.
In his latest defection letter, he said, “after due consultations with my constituency, I write to notify you of my intention to cross over from the PDP to the APC.
“My decision is informed by the protracted division at the national level of the PDP that led to the massive movement of my supporters to the APC.
“Arising from this, I therefore write to formally inform you of my decision to go along with my supporters. I thank you for your understanding.’’
Fielding questions from newsmen, Dariye said that his decision to dump the PDP was informed by the crack in the party.
He added that most of his constituents had defected to the ruling APC and that he wanted to be with his constituents for effective representation.
“My people in the PDP have moved to the APC and there is no need to remain alone,” he said.
Dariye, who chairs the Senate Committee on Public Procurement, reiterated his commitment to serve the people of his constituency.

Author: News Editor

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