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PDP lying over governors, lawmakers alleged planned defection – APC

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is lying over the claim that the ruling party’s six governors and 27 National Assembly members have ‘concluded discussions’ to join its fold.

The APC, in a statement through its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena on Thursday, said that it was clear that the PDP had assumed the role of comic relief ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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The party said the PDP was hallucinating over the defection claim.

“Nigerians have rejected the PDP and all that it represents – corruption, impunity, waste, greed. Hence, in the face of imminent 2019 defeat, the PDP has chosen to hide behind lies and false realities to save face.

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“While the PDP hallucinates on APC members’ defection to the PDP, the APC is consolidating to go into the 2019 general elections as a smarter, more united and stronger political fighting force.

“While the PDP wallows in its cooked up tales on the state of the nation, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration-led APC administration is focused on bettering the lives of Nigerians, addressing infrastructure needs, revamping the economy, restoring our rank in the comity of progressive nations, confronting the challenges we face as a nation and generally repositioning the country in line with the Change Agenda promised Nigerians,” the statement read.