Just in: Yobe PDP chairman dumps party ahead of presidential election, joins APC

Just in: Yobe PDP chairman dumps party ahead of presidential election, joins APC

There seems to be confusion in the ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state as the chairman of the political organisation, Alhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru, has defected to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

It was learnt that that Nguru was led to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by Mohammed Abuza, a chieftain of the ruling APC in Yobe, where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nguru’s defection came less than 48 hours to the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections.

He told State House correspondents that he came to express his loyalty and `desire to return home’ adding that he was the first chairman of the APC after the merger in the state.

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According to him, “anyone who has been a member of ANPP and CPC is one of Buhari’s loyalist.”

Legit.ng earlier reported that barely two days to the presidential and the National Assembly elections slated to hold on Saturday, February 23, 12 presidential candidates expressed their support for Muhammadu Buhari.

It was gathered that the special adviser President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Thursday, February 21, to the State House correspondents at the end of the candidates’ closed door meeting with the president.

Adesina said that the candidates have directed their supporters to vote for President Buhari on Saturday, February 23.

He noted that the president received in audience members of forum of presidential candidates and political parties for good governance who endorsed him for February 23, presidential and the National Assembly elections.

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However, in Ogun state, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than 1,000 members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Yewa North local government area defected from the party and pledged their allegiance to the PDP.

According to Vanguard, the defectors were led by Pastor Adetunde Joseph from Oungbe Ward, Ita-Oba, Iselu, in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state.

They were received into the PDP when party leaders, including the state chairman, Engr Adebayo Dayo; the deputy governorship candidate, Reuben Abati and the director-general of the organisation, Aare Remi Bakare, led others on campaigns in some communities in the area.

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