Buhari’s fever: 10 Niger ex-LG chairmen dump PDP, join APC
Ten immediate past local government Chairmen in Niger State have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress in what seems like the aftermath of last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The former chairmen, who defected to the APC on Friday in Minna, are Jibril Kallamu from Tafa Local Government Area; Dauda Umar from Magama LGA; Musa Tessan from Lavun LGA, and Ibrahim Isah from Rafi LGA.
Others are Hajia Zainab Waziri, former Caretaker Chairman, Borgu LGA; Yerima Abdullahi from Shiroro LGA; Nasiru Shambo from Rijau LGA; and Mohammed Pissa, from Borgu LGA.
The state’s Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, stated that the defection was a boost to the party in the state, stressing that with the strength of APC in the state, all the plans to the rig the governorship and state House of Assembly elections would fail.
Vatsa stated that the era of using security to intimidate voters and party men were over, adding that no matter the amount of money allegedly budgeted to induce voters, would sway the people of Niger State to the side of the PDP as he said they had resolved for change.
He urged the new defectors to count themselves as one of the members of the party, saying the APC would always look at them as part of the party.
He asked them to work hard in their various localities to ensure the success of the party in the forthcoming elections.