Member representing Pengana Constituency in Plateau state House of Assembly has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) as he assured of his commitment and provision Democratic dividends to his people.
The Youth under the aegis of progressive Support group for Good Governance through its spokesman, Comrade Joe Ramadan said ,the crisis rocking the People Democratic Party (PDP ) was the reason for his defection, as it is a welcome development to restore the beauty of democracy in Pengana .
He, however said, the All Progressive People Congress Youth wings in Plateau state also commended Hon Ezekiel Afon for dumping the People Democratic Party (PDP) to deliver on his campaign promises to the people.
The Youth expressed appreciation to celebrate and welcome another new member into its worthy fold.
“You would recall that Honourable Ezekiel Bauda Afon member representing Pengana constituency in Plateau State house of assembly came into office on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)”.
The youth leader said due to lack of vision, ineffective leadership, power tussle and other retrogressive events has revealed the PDP to be on a downward plunge and lacking of the political will to hold its members to task, and motivate the people towards a progressive end.
According to the statement, this disheartening happening has directed the honourable member towards dumping PDP to join the progressive platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The entire people of Pengana constituency celebrate and applaud the honourable member for his bold and courageous move and welcome the honourable member.
The statement said,” as a major stake holder and a key player in the total development of his people, the wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise the honourable member would bring APC to greater high.
Spokesman of the group congratulated Hon Afon for his contributions and achievements to progress of the entire Pengana area speak in the state.
Mr Joe Ramadan disclosed that those who follow keenly the accomplishment of honourable Ezekiel will attest to his philanthropic disposition of Providing scholarships for students, drilling of boreholes, and economic empowerment of people and provision of agricultural incentives such as fertilizers, are amongst many accolades for which the member is celebrated
He lauded governor Simon Bako Lalong as a responsible government that considers the welfare of its citizens as uppermost in its agenda and the APC has consistently proven this fact through its numerous programmes such as Grass root development campaigns, maintaining a sound economic policy environment, Ensuring full implementation of the freedom of information act, health and Infrastructure development, urgently addressing capacity building of law enforcement agent, Agriculture and food security, education, environment and industrialisation, amongst a host of others.
He maintained that the defection of the honourable member to the APC reveals a lot about the moribund and comatose state of the PDP. A party which has been unmasked as ridden with internal rivalries, misappropriation of finance, inability to secure the lives and properties of its people and the total loss of faith of its members in the party’s ability to steer our great nation aright.
Honourable Ezekiel has in his audacious move (of defecting from the PDP to the APC) shown that the PDP as a sinking ship is not just on the verge of collapse but is now foundered and nonexistent as more of its members on the Plateau are decamping daily to the all progressive congress under the visionary leadership of His Excellency governor Simon Bako Lalong.
The All Progressive Congress is ever ready and willing to embrace into its familial fold all well meaning members of the People Democratic Party who sincerely have the total and unreserved development of our great nation at heart. Let us join hands under the vibrant and able leadership of the All Progressive Congress to develop our great nation.