Tinubu in Big Trouble As Thousand of Members Dump APC in Influential Northern State

Tinubu in Big Trouble As Thousand of Members Dump APC in Influential Northern State

  • Alhaji Ali Maikano Matazu has defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state
  • The former chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) decamped alongside thousands of his supporters
  • This move will probably have negative effect on the presidential ambition of APC presidential candidate

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost a prominent member alongside thousands of his supporters in Katsina state.

The APC stalwart, Alhaji Ali Maikano Matazu, who defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) left the APC over what he described as injustice.

Matazu had sough APC ticket for Matazu/Musawa federal constituency of the House of Reps but lost his bid.

APC loses thousands of supporters in Katsina
Bola Tinubu have reportedly lost thousands of voters in Katsina after the defection of a party chieftain
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The defectors were received by the PDP governorship flag-bearer, Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke, in company of the state party chairman, Yusuf Salisu Majigiri, and other party leaders in Mayazu.

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Daily Trust reports that Majigiri said over 5,000 APC members were received during the event.

In his remarks, Alhaji Ali Maikano, who was given the PDP’s ticket to represent the constituency, said they were in the opposition APC but saw nothing other than injustice, poverty, hunger, kidnappings and killings, hence their decision to joint the PDP to salvage the situation.

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