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Ex-Yobe APC chair, lawmakers, 10,000 others defect to PDP

By NAN   |   18 January 2015   |   2:40 pm  

FORMER Interim Chairman of 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, said this on Sunday while addressing PDP supporters in Damaturu.

According to Doguwa, the three 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 PDP was getting in the state the party would win all positions in the February general elections.

Doguwa called on the party’s supporters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards to enable them vote in the polls.

Speaking of 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. (NAN)



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