- The APC and NNPP combined have lost 13,000 members to the PDP in President Buhari's home state, Katsina
- The PDP achieved this incredible feat on Sunday, October 23, at the Jibiya local government area of Katsina
- It was gathered that the defectors were brought into the PDP's fold by the Katsina governorship candidate of the party, Senator Yakubu Lado
Katsina - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state on Sunday, October 23, welcomed an awful number of defectors from the All Progressives Congress and the New Nigerian Peoples Party.
Senator Yakubu Lado assured the new members that they would get a level-playing ground to participate in the party's activities.
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He promised party members that the PDP's victory in 2023 will usher in a new era devoid of hunger, insecurity, and underdevelopment.
For him, with the calibre of defectors from the APC, the ruling party will be dead and buried in the next general elections.
On their part, leaders of the defectors, Aminu Maye Jibiya and Sa’adu Maigishiri Kaita, pointed out that their defection was influenced by the injustice meted unto them and the calibre of people who recently left the APC.
Maye and Kaita added that they do not want to miss out on what will come from PDP's 2023 blueprint.
2023 presidency: Ex-SSG in Buhari's state, 627 support groups dump APC for PDP
Recall that Dr. Mustapha Muhammed Inuwa, the former Secretary to the Katsina State Government (SSG), had led his 627 support groups to the camp of the PDP.
Also, Inuwa, who was a pioneer state chairman of the APC on Sunday, October 16, ordered the immediate renaming and decoration of all his campaign offices across the 361 political wards in 34 local government areas of the state with PDP logos and flags.
Inuwa announced his defection in Katsina from the ruling APC to the opposition PDP after a meeting with representatives of the political groups on Sunday.