ABUJA –   Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate, Ms Aisha Osori, has denounced the party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) after emerging winner under the PDP.
Osori made the announcement yesterday, in Abuja while briefing newsmen at the APC national secretariat.
It would be recalled that Osori emerged winner at the just concluded AMAC/Bwari federal constituency primary in the Federal Capital Territory.
Osori, who was presented with the membership card of the APC, told newsmen that she decided to carpet-cross after watching the APC primary because she believed in Osibajo, who was her lecturer at one time.
“I decided to denounce membership after watching the APC conduct its presidential primary in a fair and competitive manner and after seeing the combination of Osibanjo and Buhari, both men of integrity.
“Osibanjo used to teach me at the University of Lagos, faculty of law, I believe that is a great combination that would move the country forward and I want to be part of that team,’’ she said.
According to her, the APC slogan ‘Change’ is enough reason to support the party as she was sure of winning on the platform of APC.
Osori noted that more than 70 per cent of Nigerians were youths who wanted the change that “APC represents’’.
On what her contribution would be to ensure the success of the APC at the general elections, Osori, who is the CEO of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund, cited experience.
“The years of experience I garnered in the private sector as a lawyer and also as writer, first with Thisday and later with Leadership newspapers will be of value to APC.
Reacting to the defection, the APC National Secretary, Mai-Mala Buni, who presented the membership card to Osori, expressed delight because his party was waxing stronger by the day.
“Such event will be a continuous thing. Our doors are open. Everybody, who is ready to join the party, is welcome anytime, any day,’’ he said.