From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
In what appeared to be a political disaster to the opposition parties in Jigawa State, no fewer than151,500 members of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP)
and members of Social Democratic Party (SDP) have defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The defectors, who formally announced their defection to APC, were received by the state Governor Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Badaru yesterday at Aminu Kano Triangles square in Dutse the state capital.
The governor explained that, the decampees include three PDP gubernatorial aspirants, one SDP gubernatorial aspirant and three ex-commissioners that served under the regime of PDP presidential aspirant and former governor of Jigawa state Alhaji Sulee Lamido.
He explained that, the gubernatorial aspirant under PDP are former Jigawa governor Alhaji Ali Sa’ad Birnin Kudu, Alhaji Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya and Alhaji Dalladi Auyo.
Badaru maintained that, on the other Party Social Democratic Party SDP, the ruling party APC also succeeded in woeing the female gubernatorial aspirant Hajiya Rabi ‘Yalleman who also dumped the party for APC.
According to him, among other PDP chiefs that dumped the party are four ex-governor Lamido’s Commissioner including Barrister Yakubu Ruba former commissioner of justice, former commissioner of water resources Alhaji Abdulqadir Jinjiri Dutse and former commissioner of women affairs Hajiya Fatima wedi Jalo.
Also during the occasion the APC national chairman comrade Adams Oshomole lunched the 2019 APC gubernatorial campaign committee under the leadership of former deputy governor Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud Gumel with his secretary Alhaji Yunusa Danzomo.
The APC national chairman who was represented by the APC National organising secretary urged them to take every member along for the success of 2019 general election at all level.
While speaking on behalf of the decampees, one of the PDP’s gubernatorial aspirant Alhaji Dalladi Auyo assured their commitment to work hard for the success of president Muhammad Buhari and Governor Badaru in the forthcoming 2019 election.