The main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday formally received many prominent people leaving other parties into its fold.
Among the new APC members are Sen Ishaku Abbo from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Governor Bala Ngillari also from PDP, Chief Emmanuel Bello from Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Sen Abdulaziz Nyako from African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The Unity Forum meeting of the APC at which the aforementioned personalities and their followers were officially received at the APC state Secretariat on Saturday, may have marked the conclusion of merger talks between the APC and therefore the ADC, effectively erasing the ADC from Adamawa State, although the special collapsing of the ADC remains being expected early in 2021
Also, Emmanuel Bello joining the APC from SDP effectively ended whatever claim the party had to the state as Emmanuel Bello who was the party’s governorship candidate in last year’s election was the financier and soul of the party within the state.
The ADC and SDP had been the third and fourth largest parties in Adamawa State after governing PDP and main opposition APC, with the opposite parties existing only in name only, meaning that Adamawa is now a state with just the PDP and APC because of the only notable parties.
The representatives of Chief Emmanuel Bello and other newly acknowledged members of the APC said at the Unity Forum that they were coming into the APC to contribute towards wresting power from the PDP come 2023.
They asked for an enabling environment within the party to play their part therein regard and other ways in which they could prefer to exercise their democratic rights.
In his remark, the APC Caretaker Chairman for the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, welcomed the new members and guaranteed them equal opportunities.
He urged them to avail themselves of the chance of effectively registering as members of the APC when the forthcoming registration exercise of the party falls due.