- The APC in Yobe has welcomed a former lawmaker in the state, Audu Babale, with his supporters
- Babale was said to have defected to the ruling party due to the love for the leadership style of Governor Mai Mala Buni
- The state government, on behalf of the party, said the defectors will never suffer marginalisation in their newfound platform
A former Member of Yobe state House of Assembly who represented Goya/Ngeji Constituency in Fika local government area, Audu Babale, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Confirming Babale's defection alongside that of his many supporters, a media aide to the state deputy governor, on Tuesday, said the defectors’ decision was due to the exemplary leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni who is also the chairman of the AOC caretaker committee, Punch reports.
The deputy governor, Idi Gubana, also assured the new members that they will enjoy equal and fair treatment as they work to take the ruling party to greater heights, PM News added.
He added the governor carries everyone along, irrespective of political affiliations.
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Buni finally reacts to his alleged sacking as APC chairman, says court order not binding on him
The governor spoke through a statement by his director-general, press and media affairs, Mamman Mohammed, on Thursday, September 1, in Abuja.
He said only mischief-makers were misinterpreting the order as it was directed at the Delta state caretaker chairman and not him, Buni.
The statement read:
“Mr. Elvis Ayomanor and seven others on 19th August instituted a case against the APC and its leadership in a High Court of Justice, Asaba, Delta state, challenging the outcome of the party’s ward congress of 31st July, 2021.
“The applicants also sought the court to issue interim injunction to restrain the chairman and members of the caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee from acting or parading themselves as leaders of the party pending the determination of the case against the outcome of the ward congress in Delta state before the court."