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Published On: Thu, Nov 13th, 2014

Over 300 women in Kebbi dump PDP for APC

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APC-vs-PDPFrom Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

Following the controversy in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi state, over three hundred women from Kamba local government of Kebbi State yesterday defected from the party to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC).

The defectors led by Hajiya Sahura Dole Kaina, who was the former PDP women leader in the area stormed the APC state Secretariat in company of Alh. Samaila Salihu Biu, who declared his intention to run for the House of Representative seat to represent Arewa/Dandi Federal constituency.

According to Sahura, since her sojourn into politics, she joined the ruling party for many years with her women group and made a lot of sacrifices for the party but never get anything in return.

“You know politics is all about give and take or what you stand to benefit, I challenge any PDP member in my area to tell the world what I, Sahura and my people benefit from PDP, PDP is full of injustice”, she said.

She further said that the women PDP office which she single-handedly opened in Kamba will now be converted to APC women office, while also listing some prominent women politician in the area including Salamat Kamba, Luba, and Halima who dumped the PDP for APC from Kamba.

During his remarks, the House of Representatives aspirant, Samaila Salihu Biu, lamented the current state of insecurity in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, blaming the crises on poor leadership of the PDP led government.

The APC state Chairman, Attahiru Maccido, commended the courage of the decampees for dumping the ruling party, even as he promised them justice and fair treatment in APC, saying that detractors of the party will never succeed in their plan to destabilise APC.


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