A former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State, Alhaji Sani Inuwa-Nguru, three members of the state House of Assembly, and over 10,000 members of APC have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Sule Doguwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday while addressing PDP supporters in Damaturu.
According to Doguwa, 3 lawmakers are: Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf, representing Damaturu Local Government Area; Alhaji Kaigama Umar, representing Jakusko Local Government Area and Alhaji Kachalla Mai-Hassan, representing Gujba Local Government Area.
He said with the massive support that the PDP was getting in the state the party
would win all positions in the February general election.
Doguwa called on the party’s supporters to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to enable them vote in the polls.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Inuwa-Nguru, said they took the decision in the best interest of the people of the state.
He said the people of the state were yearning for better leadership that would enhance their standard of living.
“I am therefore, happy to formally announce our decision to dump the APC and join the PDP together with our over 10,000 supporters,” Inuwa-Nguru said.
Earlier, the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Adamu Waziri, said the party had become a strong united entity had that made the high-profile members of APC in the state to join it.
The former Minister of Police Affairs said if elected, he would lead Yobe to become one of the best 12 states in the country.