The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the defection of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains to its platform is not surprising.
Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Thursday.
The spokesman noted that the reason was because APC was accommodating and runs the party fairly.
Nabena said progressive-minded members in the PDP are leaving due to its failure to act like the main opposition.
The official accused PDP ofpushing Nigeria into a largely one-party state.
“We, therefore, challenge other opposition political parties to take the place of the PDP because even as the governing party, we recognize the importance of rigorous and intelligent interrogation of our policies and programmes by the opposition which the PDP has woefully failed to do.”
Nabena cited the defection of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo.