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APC SUFFERS AS OVER 5,000 MEMBERS DEFECT TO PDP IN KATSINA

APC SUFFERS AS OVER 5,000 MEMBERS DEFECT TO PDP IN KATSINA

 

 

 

There are indications that no fewer than 5,000 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Matazu and Musawa Local Government Areas of Katsina state.

According to reports, the people followed their leader Ali Maikano, to join the main opposition party due to mistreatment done to them by the APC leadership during its recent primaries in the area.
It was gathered that Ali Maikano contested for Matazu/Musawa Federal Constituency on the platform of the APC but failed in the contest, and has therefore, announced his defection from the party because of what he described as the undemocratic process that denied him the ticket.

Receiving the defectors in Matazu, the state PDP Chairman, Salisu Yusuf Majigiri, assured them of fairness and equity in their new party, adding that PDP remained an indivisible and united party in the state.

He said: “we received over 5,000 APC members from Matazu and Musawa Local Governments led by Ali Maikano and Isa Abba into our great party the PDP.
“As new members, I assure you of all rights accrued to the rest of our members. We will ensure that you benefit from every opportunity regarding the welfare of members without sentiments.”

Responding to the defection of the APC members to PDP, the state Vice Chairman of the APC, Bala Abu Musawa, challenged the PDP and Maikano to mention the names of the 5,000 APC members he defected with to the main opposition party in the state.
Depicting Maikano as an office-seeker and self-acclaimed politician who has no interest of the masses at heart but parties that will guarantee his political ambition, he added that he would soon leave PDP because the party will not give him ticket.!

The development is coming amid mass cross carpeting of members of ruling APC under the chairmanship of Abdulahi Adamu, to other political parties, which seem to be an aftermath event of the primary election which ended last month.
On June 26, 2022, the Speaker, Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Achida, and eight others members of All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

In the senate as well as house of reps, nothing less than twelve members of the party have defected to the PDP and other parties.
Abdullahi Adamu, has however, expressed concern over defections that have hit the party in recent weeks, vowing to find a solution to the challenge.

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