President Goodluck Jonathan says the defection of some governors, legislators and their supporters to the All Progressive Congress (APC) is a good omen for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), pointing out that since their defection, the PDP has been waxing stronger.
Addressing PDP supporters at the North-central solidarity rally held at the Trade Fair Complex in Minna, Niger State, yesterday, the President described the defectors as retrogressive.
â€œIf some people have been with the PDP for 14 years and now they said they are leaving for progressive, the question is where are they progressing to? It means in past 14 years, they have been involved in retrogressive activities in the PDP and were problems to us and you will agree with me that now that these retrogressive elements have left, PDP will progress more,â€ he said.
Jonathan called on Nigerians, especially PDP supporters, not to be frightened by anybody who uses the media to preach violence but to be focus on what PDP has done for the country in the past years.
Vice President Namadi Sambo, in his brief remark, thanked the people of North-central for their support for the PDP in past years and called on them to remain loyal and dedicated to the party.