2019 election: These last minute defections are beneficial to APC - Buni declares

2019 election: These last minute defections are beneficial to APC - Buni declares

- Alhaji MaiMala Buni says the defection of Alhaji Inuwa Nguru, the chairman of the PDP in Yobe to APC, is advantageous to his party

- Buni claims Nguru defected based on his personal conviction that the administration of President Buhari has done well for Yobe people

- The governorship candidate uses the opportunity to mention how Yobe has benefited from the federal government

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe, Alhaji MaiMala Buni, has described the late defection of the chairman of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Inuwa Nguru, to his party as an additional victory.

Legit.ng learnt that Buni said this on Friday, February 22, while fielding questions from journalists in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Buni as saying Nguru joined the APC following his personal conviction that President Muhammadu Buhari and party are truly committed to national interest and remains the best option for Nigeria’s democracy.

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“The defection of Inuwa Nguru and his supporters is a major political fortune for the party who will work assiduously for the re-election of President Buhari and the victory of the party at all levels.

“Alhaji Inuwa Nguru has practically and personally seen the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the commitment towards a better life for Nigerians.

“The former chairman was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the re-election of President Buhari and APC was the best option for Nigeria and this informed his last minute decision to abandon PDP for APC.

“In spite of all persuasions by the opposition party, the former chairman took an independent and honest decision in the interest of the nation and in accordance to the dictates of his conscience,” he said.

Buni added that Yobe had enjoyed major intervention programmes including completion of the 330KVA power transmission line, Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari federal highway, education and healthcare delivery from the federal government.

“We are proud to say that at the state level, the APC administration has more than ever provided democracy dividends in road network, healthcare delivery, education, agriculture and economic empowerment to the citizenry.

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“It is on record that while most states could not pay salaries, the APC administration in the state had consistently paid salaries, pension and gratuities to retired civil servants making it a leading workers friendly state in the country,” he said while expressing optimism that Buhari and APC National Assembly candidates would record landslide victories in the rescheduled elections.

“We are hopeful that the rescheduled election will be free, fair and peaceful as INEC has promised and assured Nigerians of their preparedness,” he said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Yobe state chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru, defected to the 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.

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