2023: Big Loss For PDP as Influential Northern Lawmaker Defects to APC

2023: Big Loss For PDP as Influential Northern Lawmaker Defects to APC

  • A member of the Kano State House of Assembly, Salisu Gwangwazo, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • The lawmaker announced his departure from the opposition PDP to the ruling party through a letter read by the Speaker
  • Gwangwazo in the letter cited leadership crisis amongst other internal issues within the PDP in the state, as the reason for his defection

The member, representing Kano Municipal in the Kano State House of Assembly, Salisu Gwangwazo, has announced his defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC), from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Daily Nigerian reports that Mr. Gwangwazo popularly referred to as Alhaji Baba, made this announcement through a letter sent to the Speaker of the House, Hamisu Chidari, on Friday, April 29.

A statement issued and signed by the chief press secretary of the Assembly, Uba Abdullahi, said the lawmaker decided to leave PDP due to leadership crisis that rocked the party.

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Salisu Gwangwazo cited the leadership crisis as one of the reasons he left the PDP. Photo credit: Daily Nigerian
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Speaker welcomes the lawmaker into APC

Meanwhile, the speaker congratulated Mr Gwangwazo for joining the ruling party and assured him that APC would carry him and his people along going forward.

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Mr Chidari added that the leadership style of the Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, is an all-inclusive system where every member of the party has a stake in the overall development of the state.

2023: Jubilation in PDP as powerful politician returns to party, APC in trouble

In another report, Labaran Maku, the national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Maku confirmed the development to journalists on Wednesday, April 6, at Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.

The influential politician was the minister of information under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

2023: Governorship aspirant dumps APC, defects to PDP in Oyo state

Meanwhile, one of the leading governorship aspirants in the APC in Oyo state, Mogaji Joseph Tegbe, has defected to the PDP.

This development came on the heels of the continued crisis within the APC which has claimed its first casualty.

Tegbe's defection was reportedly perfected late Tuesday night, April 12, after months of intense pressure.

It was learnt that the new decampee will now move from Ibadan South East in Oyo South to his village in Ona-Ara local government area in Oyo central senatorial district.

Source: Legit.ng

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