- The Kebbi state chapter of the APC has lost one of its members to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party
- This is as the Honourable Bello Yakub Rilisco, decided to take a bow out of the APC and headed to the PDP
- An aide to the lawmaker who cited intra-party crisis as his reasons for his principal's defection noted that his Bello is neglected in the decision-making process of the party
On Thursday, March 31, a member representing Birnin Kebbi, Kalgo and Bunza federal constituency, Honourable Bello Yakub Rilisco, defected from the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi state.
His senior legislative aide in politics, Hussaini Shehu while confirming his defection, disclosed he left the party because his former party have failed on promises made to active members who fought for the victory of the party.
According to him, aside from other party stalwarts, Honourable Bello as a serving federal lawmaker is not being carried along on party affairs, Vanguard reports.
He alleged that APC in Kebbi is carrying out unilateral decisions regardless of when added that his principal was never even informed or invited during ward, local governments and state congresses that were conducted which contravenes the APC constitution.
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Bello bows out
While urging his teaming followers to remain calm and law-abiding Honourable Bello pledged to continue his good works to the people of his constituency and the country at large.
He commended them for being part of the decision to quit the sinking ship, APC.
Big loss for APC as Buhari ministers' loyalists announce defection
The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in at least 12 states has not abated despite the conclusion of the party’s national convention and the charge by President Muhammadu Buhari, for unity.
It was reported that the reconciliation committee headed by Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who is now the chairman of the party, had yet to submit its full report as only an interim report had been handed over to the APC.
It would be recalled that there were 208 ongoing court cases in different parts of the country by aggrieved APC members.
Northern commissioner resigns office to join southeast governor
In a related development, Rabi Shinkafi, the commissioner for women and children affairs in Zamfara on Thursday, December 23, announced her decision to resign her office.
Shinkafi told newsmen on Thursday that she resigned her appointment as commissioner in Zamfara to enable her to pick another appointment as commissioner in Imo.
She denounced rumours that this is due to a strained relationship between herself and the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle.