The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) Chief Odigie-Oyegun, has formally receives some top stalwarts of PDP in Katsina State on Saturday.
Chief Oyegun who was purposely in Katsina on Saturday to welcome the defectors into the fold of the ruling party described their action as timely especially now that the election year was past approaching.
He assured that the defectors would be given equal opportunity in the APC, stressing internal democracy has been our mantra.
Oyegun called on them to use their political sagacity and wisdom to ensure that APC sweeps the polls in all elections in 2019.
He said APC led Federal Government has restored confidence, dignity and respect among Nigerians and even in the relationship of the country with the wider world.
He noted that the three years of the APC were very eventful especially in security, agriculture, anti-corruption and the development of infrastructure.
In their individual responses, Senator Ibrahim Ida and Yau Umar Gwajo Gwajo who responded on behalf of thousands decampees described the APC as vehicle of democracy.
They said they were moved into the party by the unprecedented transformations introduced by the Katsina State Governor Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari and President Muhammad Buhari.
The duo promised to work hard for the success of the party in future elections.
Our correspondent reports that thousands of PDP members in the State were officially received into the APC, an event which marked the total collapsed and demise of the hitherto ruling political party.