PDP Women leader, 6000 supporters defect to APC in Kebbi


A women leader of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) in charge of kebbi Central Zone, Hajiya Yar Sokoto Jega and over 6000 supporters of the party have defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Hajiya Yar Sokoto Jega

Announcing her defection from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to All Progressives Congress, APC in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday, Hajiya Yar Sokoto Jega said what informed her decision to join the APC was the injustice and lack of purposeful leadership in PDP.

She also attributed record of monumental achievements of the Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu as the driving force which influenced the decision to join with over 800 of her supporters into APC 

According to her ”I have been in PDP for many years, they have nothing to show to people”. 

PDP supporters who dumped the party and joined APC

“I used even my money for the cause of the party, but yet I have not seen any change with my people “, she averred.

Before her defection, Hajiya Yar Sokoto Jega before her defection to APC was in charge of eight local government areas under the party she left with large followers .

In a related Development, the APC has received 6084 decampees from the People’s Democratic Party PDP in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The decampees were received by top government functionaries and APC executives from the State and local Government levels at a rally attended by mammoth crowd of APC supporters.

Prominent leaders among the decampees who dumped the PDP include Mikailu Iyalaje, Yoruba leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Arzika Lamba, Alhaji Shehu Biro, Alhaji Bello Ganwo, Musa Usman Aliyu Tondi , popularly known as Musa Jingo, Basiru PRO, Abdullahi Waziri Zamare, Shuaubu Dandalolo, Suleiman Soja, Youth leader, Maidamma Tondi and former Chairman PRP , Abdullahi Uhum.

The decampees cited injustice within PDP, Governor Bagudu’s  developmental strides in their area as well as the visible performance of APC legislators and other political appointees of the area towards the progress of the local Government.

According to Basiru PRO Yauri who decamped with 400 Yorubas of his supporters said PDP has been his party since 1999 but dumped the party to join APC for demonstrating good sense of leadership while Alhaji Yakubu Dela said they have more than filled the vacuum of former APC supporters who have joined PDP.

They commended the APC for fielding credible candidates to stand for the party in 2023 general election in the area and the State at large .

The Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri told the mammoth crowd that Yauri is the home of APC for long.

Babale averred ‘ In 2015, 2019 APC was victorious, even in 2023 by the will of God, Yauri will remain under APC”.

He outlined myriad of development projects in the area courtesy of Governor Bagudu’s administration particularly his industrialisation drive which led to the establishment of a tomato processing factory in the area.

While lauding the decision of the decampees to join APC, he also assured the APC supporters that he would not relent in wooing more people to APC ‘  we will go to polling unit by polling unit in Yauri to look for more people to join APC ‘ he emphasized.

The Chairman APC Elders Forum, Alhaji Sani Hukuma Zauro said the political development in Yauri in which APC received thousands of decampees from PDP has proved that Yauri was still a stronghold of the SSG.

In his words also, the Personal Assistant to the Governor, PA, Alhaji Musa Yaro, Enabo expressed delight with the development in Yauri. He beseeched God to bless all the APC candidates with victory in the 2023 election.

He thanked governor Bagudu for good leadership and lauded the decision of Hon. Bello Yakubu ,Rilisco , House of Representatives member for rejoining the APC from PDP.

The State APC Women leader , Hajiya Aishatu Abubakar Gunabi in her remarks assured the party of total support from women while also calling on them to ensure that they have all collected their PVCs.

Earlier, the APC State Chairman, Abubakar Muhammad Kana Zuru welcomed the decampees from PDP and directed the party executives from the local government to integrate the new entrants into the affairs of the party at all levels.

The Yauri local Government APC chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Alhassan in his welcome address also assured the decampees equal treatment. He delightfully announced that the leaders of the decampees were frontline politicians in the PDP but dumped the party to join APC.

SSG Babale Umar addressing the decampees at a grand rally in Yauri

Other speakers at the event were Chairman of Ngaski Local Government, Hon.Usman Buhari, Hon Aminu Suleiman Shanga, the Zonal Vice Chairman Kebbi South, Alhaji Garba Bakanike, Hon Hassan Muhammad Shallah, Hon Tukur Giron Masa, Chief Whip , Kebbi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Arzika Lamba among others.

Highlights of the event was the opening of APC Youths Office in Yauri , disbursement of economic empowerment to one thousand women and youths in Yauri and Muryar Talaka, Ngaski LGA presented humanitarian Award to PA ( Enabo) in his honor as a person of compassion. 

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