From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Kankia local government area of Katsina State on Thursday organized a reception in honour of Engineer Musa Nashuni who defected from the PDP to the ruling party APC.
Nashuni, it may be recalled, was the 2015 gubernatorial candidate of the PDP who lost to Governor Aminu Bello Masari in the state. He also contested the last weekend 2019 PDP gubernatorial primary election and lost to Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke.
The event, which took place at the Kankia local government Secretariat, had in attendance some APC stakeholders in Kankia-Kusada-Ingawa federal constituency.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari, in his address, described the defection of the PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Musa Nashuni, to the APC as another milestone achievement for the party.
Masari, represented by Ahmed Babba Kaita a serving Senator representing Katsina North senatorial district, said the doors of the APC will always remain opened to all who may want to join the party to move the state forward.
While assuring that the party will extend equal treatment to the defectors and other loyalists of the party, he urged Nashuni to feel free to make necessary contributions to move the state to the next level.
He promised that a grand rally would be organized by the state government to formally receive the defector and his supporters to the ruling party.
In his address, Rt. Hon Abubakar Yahaya Kusada, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, assured of the necessary support to achieve desired target within the party.
He enumerated the achievement attained in the federal constituency under the present administration, saying that, Gov Masari has turned around the fortunes of the constituency within a short time.
Engineer Musa Nashuni, the 2015 PDP Gubernatorial aspirant, while responding, thanked the stakeholders for the reception, stating that his decision to defect was not to seek any political position, but to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the party.
He, however, appealed to all his PDP supporters across the state to also defect to the APC to enable them reap the dividend of democracy.
Alhaji Musa Maikudi, the council’s transition committee chairman and Alhaji Danjuma Mamman Remaye, the APC chairman of the area both congratulated the new entrant, assuring him that he will never regret his decision to join the ruling party APC.