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Goodluck Jonathan’s minister defects to APC

by on January 23, 2017
 
Joel Ikenya, a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, has announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr. Ikenya hails from Taraba and served in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He told journalists on Monday in Jalingo that his defection was informed by the numeerous achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari- led administration.
He urged Nigerians especially those from the North-East, to key into the policies and programmes of the president for the socio-economic development of the country.
“My reasons for decamping from the PDP to pitched tent with the ruling party are based on the many achievements the president have recorded within his first one year in office.
“The success he achieved in restoring peace to the troublesome North-East zone alone is something we cannot shy away from no matter our political party differences.
“Buhari’s fight against corrupt practices is also one of the major factors that motivated me to dump my former political party to the ruling APC,” Mr. Ikenya said.
The former minister pledged the “unflinching support” of his and his supporters to the president to enable him (Buhari) lead the nation to greater heights.
“My supporters and I will support Mr President because a close look at his appointments will show you that no region benefited from his appointments like the North-East.
“I want to use this platform to call on citizens from the northeast region to put aside sentiments and support the president in reciprocity for all the good things he has done for us,” he said. (NAN)

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  • lastcard
    January 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Hungry nearly kill u abeg

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  • akin sodimu.
    January 23, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Although, I am not a politician, but I must congratulate this former minister of Jonathan for his courage in moving from darkness to light, for moving from political deceit to political integrity, and from the fact that he forsook the club of Satan to embrace the kingdom of God. Please do not accuse me of exaggeration, this is simply the way I feel if anyone is crossing from PDP to APC.

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  • emperor
    January 24, 2017 at 7:00 am

    The decision of the former minister is not too good for our Democratic system because it will continue to discourage competitive politics, in the developed nations the opposition always serve as check and balance for the ruling party ,PDP was able to mess things up in Nigeria for sixteen years because there was no vital opposition to play the role.

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  • KOGI
    January 24, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Well really people have a lot to said whatever related to the former minister of Good luck Jonathan Government defect from PDP to Ruling party APC and he mentioned some things that motivate to join the above mentioned. Am therefore calling for those that have same mine and love for this out Nation they waste time also get themselves into these train not to leave them aside. Our prayer always say may God guide him and protect him for us to enable him successfully execute he mandate for our dear Country Nigeria.

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