The ruling party, All Progress Congress (APC) on Saturday, March 10, received big shots from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) and other parties in Katsina state.
Those who defected to the ruling party includes, Senator Ibrahim Idah (PDP), Hon. Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo (former Speaker under PDP), Alh. Bature Umar Masari (former director general PDP Katsina state campaign organization for 2015 general elections) and Hon. Musa Adamu Funtua (former commissioner of agriculture under PDP).
Others include Engr Nura Khalil, gubernatorial candidate under ACN, Abubakar Shuaibu Bakori, Dr. Yusha’u Armaya’u (former chairman PDM and 34 Local government executives), Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Tsauri (APGA and his supporters) and 264 Councillors of the PDP defunct local government administration.
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The national chairman of the party, Dr. John Oyegun applauded the quality and calibre of decampees into the state, adding that the defection was first of it kind since he has been receiving decampees.
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the national chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) on Saturday, March 10, declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state as “dead and buried”.
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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyegun made the declaration in the state during a grand reception organized by the state APC chapter to receive prominent politicians who defected to his party from the PDP.
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