Another top member of the PDP has left the party for the APC. This time, it is wife of a former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Maryam Ali.
Mrs. Ali renounced her membership of the PDP to declare for the APC at an event held at the APC national secretariat, in Abuja on Thursday.
Wife of Ahmadu Ali who chaired the PDP, as the largest party in the country, is for the purpose of continued service to her people.
“I believe I will be doing myself a lot of disservice if I don’t fulfill this burning desire in me. 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. Amadu Ali is a Muslim and I am a passionate Catholic; also Dr. Amadu Ali is from North-Central and I am from the South-South.
“It therefore suffices to say that my becoming an All Progressives Congress member and him being an active member of the Peoples Democratic Party further displays the uniqueness of my family.”
APC’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, said he was delighted that what began as rumour had become a reality.
“l am glad now that this day has come that you are joining the APC because of your determination to render service to your people and the nation, which means that you have looked around, you have looked at your environment in the PDP and you have decided consciously after deep thought that the best vehicle available today on which platform you can render that service is the APC and l want to congratulate you.
“Yes, your husband was the longest serving national chairman of the PDP and it is not as if it is very long ago; it is a very recent past, yet you downplayed the impact of what you are doing on the family and the rest of the people but l cannot but believe that this is something that was discussed; this is something that was argued and this is an argument in which you prevailed and l have a strong feeling that those argument will still be in peoples’ mind.”