A report by the News Agency of Nigeria indicates that a former minister of transport, Abdullahi Idris has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Idris defected alongside a former deputy gov­ernor of the state, Lazerus Yoriyo, ex-House of Representative mem­ber, Saidu Alkali, and a former PDP youth leader, Habu Mu’azu.

According to the report, Idris has since obtained his APC membership card at Hinna Ward in Yamatu/Deba local government area of the state.

In a rally organised to receive him and the other chieftains into the APC fold in Dadin Kowa, Idris said their decision was to bring about posi­tive development to the state.

He stated that they would collaborate with other APC leaders to con­tribute positively to the success of the party in the state and across the country.

He also urged of­ficials of the APC in the state to operate an open door policy, so as to attract more entrants into the party.

Adamu Pata, the APC Zonal Vice Chairman for Gombe Cen­tral who received the defectors on behalf of the party, assured the defectors that they would be treated equally with those they met in the party.

According to him, their de­fection was a good omen for the APC ahead of future elections in the state.

On his part, Sule Makaniki, Chairman of APC in Yamaltu/Deba local government area, called on par­ty supporters to unite for the good of the party.

He assured the defectors that the APC would not discriminate against them nor prevent them from aspiring for any position or making tangible contributions to its growth.

Similarly, the Senate minority whip, Senator Phillip Aduda is all but set to dump the PDP for the APC.

According to a recent media report, Aduda; representing the Federal Capital Terri­tory (FCT) in the upper chamber alongside Honourable Zephaniah Jisalo; House of Representatives member representing AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency will join the APC soon.