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Regional News of Friday, 13 January 2023


Huge boost for Peter Obi as Kaduna Deputy Speaker member dumps APC for LP

A collage of Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu A collage of Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu

Peter Obi's candidacy received a huge boost after two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) joined the Labour Party (LP).

According to reports, the Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Isaac Auta Zankai and the member representing Zaria State constituency, Suleiman Dabo dumped the ruling APC to join the Labour Party.

The Deputy Speaker is representing Kauru State constituency in the State Assembly.

The news of their defection was made known by the National Secretary of the LP, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, during the unveiling of the party’s manifesto and the inauguration of the 450-member Governorship Campaign Council, yesterday, in Kaduna.

Ibrahim, who is also the Chairman of the Governorship Campaign Council, said that half of the State House of Assembly members are “Obi-Datti” apostles, adding that the support received from the personalities in the State was a sign that the party was on the march to victory.

“Sincerely speaking, today is one of the happiest moments in my life,” he said.

He further urged the youths not to relent in their struggle to reclaim their country.