From: Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
About 5,000 youth forum that canvassed support for General Bello Sarkin Yaki in the last governorship election under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are drawn from the 17 local government areas of Kebbi State, have yesterday defected to All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.
They announced their defection at the weekend at a reception organised for them by the Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu campaign organisation at the Presidential Lodge in Birnin Kebbi.
Members of the PDP youth group called General Sarkin Yaki Youth Mobilisation Forum headed by Aliyu Bandado were the foot soldiers of Sarkin Yaki when he contested against the incumbent governor of Kebbi State in the 2015 governorship election.
The ex PDP Governorship candidate’s youth forum has been changed to ”Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Youth Support for Good Governance’.
The leader of the group, Bandado said they decided to leave PDP following the remarkable success of APC led administration under Governor Bagudu.
“Our decision to dump PDP and join APC was because of the various successes recorded under the APC led administration in Kebbi State”, he said of Governor Bagudu.
In his remark, Bagudu said he and his supporters were happy to receive them to APC fold. He said they have made the right choice by taking bold decision at a period the party was preparing for elections.
Also in his remarked, the State APC Chairman, Arc. Sani kangiwa thank the members for choosing the right thing by joining APC assured them to free playing ground.