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Major Boost For Atiku As Kwankwaso’s Coordinator Dumps NNPP In Bauchi, Defect To PDP 

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Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign has received a significant boost following the defection of the Kwankwaso coordinator in Bauchi to the PDP, Newsweekng reports.

 

 

 

Dr. Babayo Liman, the Bauchi State Coordinator for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso, has defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

 

READ ALSO: Vote for all PDP candidates — Ortom tells Benue people

 

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At a news conference on Monday in Bauchi, Liman, the party’s North-East Zonal Secretary, announced his resignation.

 

 

 

“I want to formally inform the general public, especially members of the NNPP in Bauchi State, North-East and Nigeria at large, that I have resigned as a member of the NNPP.

 

 

 

 

“I have also resigned as the Zonal Secretary of the North-East as well as member and coordinator of the Presidential Campaign Council of the NNPP presidential candidate, Dr Rabiu Kwnkwaso.

 

 

 

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Let the general public know that I have withdrawn my membership from the NNPP, I am no more with the NNPP from today,” he said.

 

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Former Deputy Governor, Speaker, 3000 Others Dump APC, Defect To PDP In Northern Nigeria

 

He said that he ditched the NNPP for the PDP alongside large numbers of his supporters, adding that the party lacked structure to win elections in the country.

 

 

 

 

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He said that his decision to switched camp also stemmed from internal crisis, flagrant disregard of the rule of law and lack of unity among members due to poor leadership of the party.

 

 

 

 

According to him, the NNPP’s leadership poorly managed its affairs resulting to emergence of various factions.

 

 

 

 

He, therefore, convassed votes for the PDP and its candidates at all levels in the forthcoming election.

 

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READ ALSO: Over 20,350 APC Members Dump Tinubu-Shettima In Bauchi, Defect To PDP

 

Also speaking, Yusuf Marafa, Ward Chairman of the PDP, Makama Sarkin-Baki in Bauchi Local Government Area of the state, welcomed the defectors.

 

He described PDP as the most organised party than any other political party and conducted its affairs like a family.

 

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He pledged that the party would accommodate and ensure equal treatment of its members.

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