The wife of Ahmadu Ali, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Maryam Ali joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Her husband, Ahmadu Ali was the director-general of the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Her defection was announced at a brief ceremony whichwas held at APC headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
In her speech at the event, She stated ;
“A lot of persons may wonder why I am joining the APC. The answer is simple. I want to continue to render service to my people and Nigeria at large. I believe I will be doing myself a lot of disservice if I don’t fulfil this burning desire in me,” she said.
“I know also a lot of people will wonder why I have chosen to opt for a political party different from my husband’s. Again, the answer is not farfetched. My family is a unique family, it is a family devoid of religious and ethnic differences. You are all aware that Dr. Ahmadu Ali is a Muslim and I am passionate Catholic. Also, Dr. Ahmadu Ali is from north-central and I am from the south-south.
“Therefore, religion and ethnicity do not play a role in our lives. It, therefore, suffices to say that my becoming an APC member and him being an active member of the PDP further displays the uniqueness of my family.
“We symbolise a people who want to serve a nation, a nation where oneness, love and peace reign supreme. Today marks the beginning of greater peace, love and oneness amongst all Nigerians. It is a new dawn, one nation, one destiny, one people. It is about an indivisible nation, Nigeria.