No fewer than 5,000 members of the Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure south Local Government of Ondo state defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The defectors were led by Olusola Nenuwa.
They claimed that the APC led administration under President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians.
Olusola said that President Buhari who supposed to rule Nigeria has allegedly ruined Nigeria and worsen the economy.
“In 2015, we thought APC would change things for better, especially in the area of the economy. We thought President Buhari was the messiah we needed.
“But to our surprise, the country moved from pan to fire. Instead of changing our story to a better one, they have worsened the situation.
“There is suffering in the land and you can see a lot of crime everywhere because of the hunger in the land. They have said now that they will take us to the next level of suffering.
“We have decided to join the moving train of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He has what it takes to deliver us in this country. He is one of the highest employers of labour in Nigeria. He knows how he will improve the economy,” he said.