No fewer than 900 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa on Monday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Receiving the defectors in Kaugama, the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, urged them to work for the party’s victory in the 2019 general elections.
“Your defection to APC shows that this party is becoming stronger and stronger as we approach the general elections,” he said.
The council’s APC Chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Ubali, commended the defectors for their decision, saying that the party’s doors were still open for more defectors.
“We will do justice to anyone who has joined the APC or interested in joining the party,” he said.
Ubale thereafter appealed to the APC members who lost in the recent party primaries to be patient, assuring that the party leaders would reward them for their loyalty.
Responding on behalf of the defectors, Alhaji Sale Marke and Alhaji Baffa Yusuf, thanked the party leaders for their hospitality and pledged to be law abiding members.
Marke and Yusuf were close allies of the PDP’s Jigawa Northeast Senatorial candidate, Sen. Ubali Shitu.