Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Zuru Emirate of Kebbi State have joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the chieftains, who led the defectors were Alhaji Shehu Ribah from Danko/Wasagu, Alhaji Nuhu Goma from Zuru, Alhaji Adamu Jalalo from Fakai and Alhaji Babuga Diri from Sakaba Local Government Area of the State.
The defectors were received at a rally in the State on Sunday by APC big wigs, led by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe-Dabai and the party chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kana-Zuru.
Yombe-Dabai, receiving them into the ruling party, described the occasion as “a monumental political development“ in the State.
He promised the defectors of inclusiveness in all the affairs of the APC as bonafide members of the party.
“We commend Governor Atiku Bagudu for ensuring succour to the people of the State.
“It is that kind gesture from him that facilitated the mass movement of the people to the party,” the deputy governor said.
The leaders of the defectors blamed the crisis in the PDP for leaving the opposition party.