Member of House of Representatives representing Makurdi/Guma federal constituency and Chairman House Committee on FCT, Hon Emmanuel Jime has revealed that most members of the house that left the PDP for the APC did because the ideology of the PDP cannot guarantee progressive development for Nigérians.
He said the PDP in the last 15 years underdeveloped Nigeria through its anti people policies and programmes.
Jime who recently defected from the PDP to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, maintained that the ruling party should be blamed for the socio-economic woes facing Nigerians.
The Lawmaker stated this yesterday, soon after registering and obtaining the membership card of the APC, at the Yusuf 1 polling unit of North Bank ward 11, in Makurdi.
He said, “It is on that basis that I decided to leave the PDP for the APC because it is in line with the wishes and aspirations of the people I represent at the National Assembly.
He added that, “what we see happening in this country today is like a movement of the people and you certainly know that when the people take a position no one can muster enough force to withstand it.”
The lawmaker who is also a governorship aspirant maintained that the ruling party had lost relevance in the present political dispensation stressing that Nigerians were getting politically conscious “and they would certainly not be taken for granted anymore, that is the undoing of the fast fading PDP.
“That is the more reason why I see the APC completely taking over Benue and indeed the country at the end of the 2015 general election, because this is about the people and not a single individual or group.
“Nigerians earnestly yearn for change and the time is now, that is the reason for the political alignment and realignment you see across the country and the APC and the entire country will certainly be better for it; that I can assure you with all modesty.” Jime said.