The Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of “recycling defectors to deceive members of the public”.
“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.
“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”.