- A prominent chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Abdullahi, has defected to the PDP
- Abdullahi who is the Senate leader participated in the APC’s Kebbi governorship primaries but scored Zero votes
- The senator's defection may be due to the outcome of the primaries which he had rejected before making the new move
Kebbi state - The Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi has defected from the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi state.
Vanguard reported that the senator's media aide, Muhammad Jamil Gulma, confirmed the defection.
“Senate Leader Dr Yahaya Abdullahi will on Wednesday by 9 am leave Abuja for Kebbi and proceed to Kamba local government to formally declare for PDP and to possibly indicate his interest to contest his present seat.”
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How Senate leader lost Kebbi governorship primaries
Legit.ng gathers that Senator Yahaya who participated in the APC’s Kebbi governorship primaries was reported to have scored Zero votes, an outcome which he had since rejected and described as shambolic and a child’s play.
There are speculations that his defection may not be unconnected with the governorship primaries and several failed truces by the national leadership of the ruling APC.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the ruling APC suffered another huge loss after the former governor of Kebbi state, Senator Adamu Aliero announced his exit from the party.
Senator Aliero also announced his immediate withdrawal from the senatorial contest under the flagship of the APC.
Legit.ng gathered that Senator Aliero announced his exit from the APC via an open letter addressed to the chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
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Senator Magnus also withdrew his governorship aspiration under the umbrella of the ruling party APC.
Meanwhile, the 57-year-old is not totally out of the governorship race as confirmed by his campaign team.