At least seventeen chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State yesterday, Naija news learnt.
The defectors according to reports include former Auditor-General of the party, Alhaji Rabiu Sa’idu, former Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the party, Alhaji Sirajo Ibrahim.
Others are said to include executive members of the party. Highlighted in the list is also vice chairman of the LGA, Vice Chairman Bubuche Ward, Umaru Wakkala; Salihu Shayi, Youth Leader; Alhaji Idi Bubuche, Treasurer and Hamza Kilu, Auditor.
Confirming the new political shift in the LGA, the former Auditor-General of the party said he defected to the ruling party after seeing the sterling leadership qualities of Governor Atiku Bagudu.
Saidu said he dumped PDP due to injustice and infringement on their rights in the party. He appreciated Magajin Rafin Kabi, Alhaji Bello Dantani, for being instrumental in his defection to the APC alongside his followers.
Sirajo Augie, a one-time PDP Caretaker Secretary, said: “I am impressed with the roads infrastructure development in Augie Local Government Area under the leadership of Sen. Atiku Bagudu.
“This road constructed by the present administration under Sen. Atiku Bagudu is one of the most important.”
In attendance at their reception were the Augie Local Government APC Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Isah-Mera; Chairman Augie Local Government Area, Lawal Muhammad-Yola; Chairman Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Haruna Maitandu, and the former Chairman, Direct Labour Agency, Alhaji Bello Dantani, Naija news understands.
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