BREAKING: Kastina in total lockdown as 30,000 APC members defect to PDP
30,000 APC members have defected to the PDP in Kastina State, Newsweekng reports.
In Sandamu and Maiadua Local Government Area of Katsina State, over 30,000 politicians, predominantly from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday.
During their campaigning in the region on Wednesday, the Director-General of the Atiku Lado Campaign Council, Mustapha Inuwa, and one of the party’s factional chairman, Lawal Magaji, welcomed the defectors into the PDP.
Dr. Mustapha, the former secretary to the Katsina State government, addressed the rally’s large gathering of supporters and highlighted some of the defectors’ major characters.
Alhaji Shaibu Danjuma, Maamuda Ado, Sabiu Uli, and Maria Lawal, a local women’s leader, were among the defectors.
The decampees’ decision to reject the APC was praised by the former secretary to the Katsina State government, who called it shrewd and audacious.
The defectors were praised by Mustapha for their bravery and told they wouldn’t regret their choice.
He also asked them to maintain their fortitude in the effort to put an end to the hardship that the APC-led government had sparked nationwide over the previous seven years, promising that it would do so in the following 44 days.
In a same vein, the Lado/Atiku Campaign Director General commended the PDP’s followers for their love of the party and its candidates, especially Sen. Yakubu Lado for governor and Ahmed Baba Kaita for the Daura District Senate seat.
“The pool of supporters at the rally were there on their own free will and not compelled like in APC,” claims the former SSG turned Katsina PDP Campaign DG.