- President Muhammadu Buhari is to welcome thousands of PDP defectors to the APC as he takes his re-election campaign to Jigawa state on Saturday, February 2
- Buhari is expected to present the APC flag to the governorship candidate of the party in the state, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, February 2, in Jigawa state receive thousands of PDP defectors to the APC including the first civilian governor of the state, Ali Sa’ad Birnin-Kudu, a PDP governorship aspirant, Tijjani Kiyawa and former commissioners who served under PDP-led Sule Lamido administration.
Buhari is also expected to be presenting the party’s flag to the APC gubernatorial candidate in the coming election, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, Vanguard reports.
Some notably PDP defectors expected to be welcomed into the APC by the president include former commissioner of works and transport for eight years under Sule Lamido’s reign, Baba Aliyu, former commissioners of water resources and special duties, Abdulkadir Jinjiri Dutse and Auwalu Harbo.
Buhari’s visit to Jigawa state is in continuation of his presidential campaign ahead of the general election.
In a related news report, the Jigawa state Hisbah Board, has said it has mobilised 335 personnel ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign visit to the state slated for Saturday, February 2.
The board’s commander, Malam Ibrahim Dahiru, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday, February 1.
Legit.ng gathers that Dahiru said the personnel were expected to partner with other security agents in providing adequate security throughout the president’s stay.
Meanwhile, public primary and secondary schools in Enugu were abruptly shut on Friday, February 1, following campaign rally of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that students of various public secondary schools were seen going home as early as 10am.
A student from Day Secondary School, Independence Layout, who spoke to NAN anonymously said that their teachers told them to go home because of the visit of Atiku.
It was the same situation in other public schools including O’connor Primary School, Queen’s School, Urban Girls Secondary School, and Government Training College in Enugu town.
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