From Umar Dankano,Yola
Ahead of 2019 General Elections, Social Democratic Party, SDP, has officially received about one hundred thousand defectors from People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa State.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Olu Falae said the party, SDP, has come to stay and to contribute in addressing Nigerians mission of realizing good and workable democratic system in the country.
Chief Falae stated this Wednesday during the official defection rally of Chief Emmanuel Bello, a governorship hopeful, to SDP at the Lamido Cinema of Adamawa State.
“I have come to receive Chief Emmanuel Bello and a hundred thousand others who have dumped APC and PDP to join SDP; and from today, they have become bonafide members of the party in the state,” he stated.
He said SDP has been in existence since the year 1982 during Abiola and Kingibe’s political struggle, adding that Bello is a man who believes in Changing the Change.
In his keynote address, chairman, Organizing Committee for the rally, Mr. John Muva said the 100,000 that dumped APC and PDP to join SDP are from the local government areas. Yola-North has 2500, Gombi 10,000, Song 10,000, Hong 5,000. Fofure 3,000, Demsa 10,000, Numan 10,000, Lamurde 10,000, Guyuk 10,000, Shelleng 5,000, Jada 10,000, Ganye 10,000, Mayo 20,000, Mubi-North 10,000, Mubi-South 10,000, Michika 10,000, Madagali 10,000, Maiha 5,000, Gerei 5,000 and so on.
National Leader of the SDP, Professor Jerry Gana said this is the first outing they have made in the year 2018, adding that the SDP train Is making to move Nigeria forward, as he welcomes Chief Emmanuel to the party.
Another National Leader of the Social Democratic Party, Professor Tunde Adeniran said SDP is going to label the country and move the people forward adding that Chief Emmanuel is a man of integrity, peace and tolerance.
Members of the party came out in their thousands from all nook and cranny of the state to witness the occasion.