Hundreds of All Progressives Congress, APC members have defected from the ruling party to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State.
They gave their reasons of leaving the APC to the government inability to handle insecurity issues that has bedeviled the local government area, lack of good governance among other issues.
The Defectors, included 245 women, said they could no longer remain in the APC in view of the “ravaging insecurity and unacceptable hunger” that has engulfed the area.
“I am well known in this town and surrounding areas for my role in ensuring that the APC won in 2015, ” said Hajia Gambo Alhassan.
“The APC has allowed ravaging insecurity to take over Birnin Gwari, coupled with hunger and other problems, contrary to its promised in 2015.
“Everyday when our husbands and sons go out to look for daily food, we are not sure if they will return. You may even be sleeping in your house and bandits will come and take you away.
“My own pregnant daughter was kidnapped for 11 horrifying days before she was released. The APC has decived us. Today, your husband may come home from work, just to be told that he has been sacked from work. There is no certainty; there is no life under the APC. That is why we the women that worked for the defeat of the APC in 2015, have repentantly returned to the same PDP to chase away the APC,” she said.