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Politics of Friday, 13 January 2023


2023: Kaduna deputy speaker, member dump Tinubu for Peter Obi

Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu

Report indicate that the deputy speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, Isaac Auta Zankai, and the member representing Zaria state constituency, Suleiman Dabo, have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Labour Party (LP.

On Thursday, January 12, the national secretary of the LP and chairman, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, disclosed this during the inaugurating of the party’s 450-member Kaduna governorship campaign council and the unveiling of its manifesto in Kaduna.

According to Ibrahim, half of the state House of Assembly members have declared support for “Obi-Datti” ahead of the general election.

Expressing his confidence in the ability of the party to win the election as a result of the massive support received from the top personalities in the state.

“Sincerely speaking, today is one of the happiest moments in my life. I have gone around to campaign for our presidential candidate, Peter Obi and I have received great receptions.

“I am particularly impressed by the calibre of personalities that graced this inauguration.

“In the entire northern states, we don’t have any personality that dumped APC and join Labour Party except in Kaduna state with the deputy speaker and another member from Zaria state constituency.”

The Labour Party’s governorship candidate in the state, Jonathan Asake on his part said:

“This is a call to service because the mood in the nation is that the Labour Party must take over the nation. The mood of the nation is nothing other than the readiness of the youths to take over Kaduna and Nigeria so that the country will be a production nation and not a consuming nation.

“This is a divine movement and God’s hand is in the movement. May peace come to Nigeria so that we may not experience hunger, or kidnapping again.”