A massive defection has taken place in Jigawa after about 900 PDP members crossed over to the APC.
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No fewer than 900 members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State on Monday defected to the All Progressives Congress.
Receiving the defectors in Kaugama, the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Hassan, urged the new members to work for APC’s victory in the 2019 general elections.
“Your defection to APC shows that this party is becoming stronger and stronger as we approach the general elections,” he said.
The council’s APC chairman, Yusuf Ubali, commended the defectors for their decision, saying that the party’s doors were still open for more defectors.
“We will do justice to anyone who has joined the APC or is interested in joining the party,” he said.
Ubali thereafter appealed to the APC members who lost in the recent party primaries to be patient, assuring them that party leaders would reward them for their loyalty.
Responding on behalf of the defectors, Sale Marke and Baffa Yusuf thanked the party leaders for their hospitality and pledged to be law-abiding members.
Marke and Yusuf were close allies of PDP’s Jigawa Northeast Senatorial candidate, Senator Ubali Shitu.