Adamawa-North Senate representative, Elisha Abbo has defected the Peoples Democratic Party to join the All Progressives Congress after describing his actions to shift party as ‘leaving darkness for light.’
Senator Abbo whose defection was announced by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday was presented with the flag of the ruling party by Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker/extra-ordinary convention planning committee, at the APC national secretariat, Abuja.
The representative of Adamawa North also spoke extensively on his defection explaining that the main goal of politics is to serve the people and ensure justice by protecting the poor.
Whilst speaking on Thursday, the Senator declared;
“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people to feel good. So, I am in the APC to deliver; I am into the APC to help the people.
“I want to also commend some PDP members that moved with me from darkness to light. Adamawa has always been APC state. We are the ones that made it to tilt to the other side, please forgive us. We are now born again. We knew what we did and we will undo what we did come 2023. We shall not disappoint you, sir.”
He also highlighted on his readiness to work for the progress of the APC in Adamawa alongside other decamping members.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan also took out time to commend the defecting members and described their decision as “taking the right step at the right time”.
“We want to commend out brother, Senator Abbo for taking the right decision at the right time. Nigerians need every hand on deck. This ship is going to reach the final destination by the grace of God,” Lawan said.
“We will continue to be committed to making Nigeria better irrespective of the resources available to us. We had our good days in revenue, but those days were bad days in performance.
“Now, it is reverse. Our revenue is so low; in fact, it has not been this bad and yet infrastructural development in Nigeria is unprecedented. With so little, the whole country is now infrastructure sites from the east to the west, from the north to the south.”