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Politics of Monday, 8 August 2022


Another batch of PDP members defect to APC

PDP members in Zuru Emirate dump party for APC (NAN) PDP members in Zuru Emirate dump party for APC (NAN)

Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Zuru Emirate of Kebbi, alongside their supporters, have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the chieftains, who led the defectors, were Alhaji Shehu Ribah from Danko/Wasagu; Alhaji Nuhu Goma from Zuru; Alhaji Adamu Jalalo from Fakai and Alhaji Babuga Diri from Sakaba Local Government Areas of the state.

The report further stated that the defectors were received by bigwigs of the APC led by Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe-Dabai and the party chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kana-Zuru on Sunday, August 7 at a rally in Zuru.

Yombe-Dabai congratulated the members for joining the ruling party and described the occasion as “a monumental political development“ in the state.

He assured the defectors of inclusiveness in all the affairs of the APC as bona fide members of the party.

“We commend Gov. Atiku Bagudu for ensuring succour to the people of the state.

“It is that kind gesture from him that facilitated the mass movement of the people to the party,” the deputy governor said.

Kana-Zuru while speaking also congratulated the defectors for making the right decision.

He assured them of equal treatment, justice and level playing ground in the party.

The leaders of the defectors in their remarks, attributed their decision to dump the PDP to the crisis in the party

Some of the important personalities at the event included, Alhaji Abubakar Nayaya, the Chairman Local Government Service Commission; Alhaji Kabiru Tukura, a member of the House of Representatives.

Some commissioners and special advisers were also at the rally.


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