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Kebbi: Scores of PDP members defect to APC

The defectors were received at a rally in Maiyama town on Tuesday by a crowd and APC executive members led by Chairman Muhammad Kana-Zuru.

• August 3, 2022

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiyama local government area of Kebbi, Abubakar Kurun-Kuku, alongside many of his supporters have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The defectors were received at a rally in Maiyama town on Tuesday by a crowd and APC executive members led by Chairman Muhammad Kana-Zuru.

Announcing his defection alongside the defectors, Mr Kurun- Kuku, said the leadership qualities of Governor Atiku Bagudu and his handling of the state during the COVID-19 pandemic influenced them to join APC.

“We have joined APC because we believe in the good leadership of our governor, the development we have seen in the state and how he was able to control the economy of the state during the pandemic,” he said.

Also, APC deputy governorship candidate Umar Tafida, lauded their decision to join APC.

Mr Kana-Zuru welcomed the new members into the party with a promise to accord them equal treatment.

He directed the party executives of Maiyama local government to fully integrate them into the party’s affairs.

The APC chairman of Maiyama council, Saidu Giwa-Tazo, assured them of good treatment as family members of the APC in the area. He expressed delight that the APC in Maiyama was now stronger than before.

Kebbi House of Assembly deputy speaker Usman Ankwai, commissioners and special advisers attended the rally. 

(NAN)

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