- Engr Abdulsalam Mustapha Kachalla, a candidate of the PDP for the House of Reps elections has defected to the APC
- Kachalla said his decision was informed by the credible leadership demonstrated by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor Kashim Shettima
- The former candidate also said he joined the ruling party in the interest of his people and future generations
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council in the February 23 House of Representatives elections, Engr Abdulsalam Mustapha Kachalla, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), two weeks after his defeat at the polls.
Kachalla made the development public in a chat with newsmen in Maiduguri on Tuesday, March 12, Daily Trust reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that Kachalla said his decision was informed by the credible leadership demonstrated by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Borno governor, Kashim Shettima.
He said: “My decision to join the APC is largely informed by the credible leadership demonstrated by President Muhammadu Buhari and Borno Governor Kashim Shettima; and for my former lecturer, Prof Babagana Umara, who is now the governor-elect.”
Kachalla also said he joined the ruling party in the interest of his people and future generations.
He added that Borno state “cannot afford to be in the opposition any longer, given the bitter experience of gross underdevelopment and total neglect it suffered between 1999 and 2015 when the PDP controlled the federal government.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Borno chapter of the PDP rejected the governorship election result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
However, the Action Peoples Party (APP) and Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD) hailed the election and pledged to support the incoming APC government.
INEC had declared the APC candidate, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, winner of the Saturday, March 9 governorship election in the state.
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