The ruling party has again recorded a strong win over the main opposition party in the game of defections rocking both parties as the general elections approach.
This came as a governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa state, Alhaji Baba Aliyu Santali, has reportedly joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) saying his decision followed the latter’s achievements across the country.
It was reported that Alhaji Baba Santali, a former commissioner for works and transport for eight years under former Governor Sule Lamido, said his defection was deliberate. He said he joined the APC at this time to avoid the likely suspicion by some people that his defection was for the purpose of seeking appointment.
“If I had wanted to join the train of those trooping into the APC for the sake of relevance, I would have done so long time ago. But I’m here to team-up with governor of the state to support the cause he had started,” he said disclosing that he had always supported President Muhammadu Buhari.
The report said the former commissioner defected with the executive and ward chairmen of the PDP in the home of the current PDP deputy national chairman, north, Ambassador Ibrahim Kazaure.
It was earlier reported that four former governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state defected to the All Progress Congress (APC) along with their supporters. It was gathered that the decampees were received by Adeniyi Adebayo, deputy national chairman, APC south, on behalf of the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomonle at the launching of the state governorship campaign in Minna on Saturday, January 12.
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