- Another 'big fish' has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the next general elections
- Alhaji Mohammed Shittu, a former presidential candidate, officially defected to the country's governing party
- Shittu registered his membership at his ward in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
A report by Daily Trust indicates that Alhaji Mohammed Shittu, a former presidential candidate has officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shittu contested for the country's highest office on the platform of the defunct Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA).
The former national chairman of APDA took part in the nationwide exercise at his Gwagwa Ward in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, to demonstrate his loyalty to the party.
Shittu, speaking to journalists also advocated for a two-party system in Nigeria, saying if adopted, it would help build a stronger democracy and boost the nation’s socio-economic life.
He stated that APC brought the agenda for change, adding that now is the time for forces that want Nigeria to grow to come together.
Legit.ng recalls that Nigeria's former chief of army staff Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd) on Tuesday, February 16 officially defected to the APC.
Ihejirika was Nigeria's army chief between 2010 to 2014 under former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He has been rumoured to be preparing to join partisan politics in his home state of Abia for over a year.
The 65-year-old announced his decision to join the APC at his Isuikwuato country home in Abia-North senatorial district.
Just like so many Nigerians across the country, Solanke registered his membership at the ruling party.
The storyteller extraordinaire took part in the nationwide exercise at polling unit 3, Ward 7, Ipara Remo, Remo north local government, Ogun state.
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