2023: Trouble for Atiku as PDP Strong Chieftain in Top Northern State Defects to APC, Gives Reason

2023: Trouble for Atiku as PDP Strong Chieftain in Top Northern State Defects to APC, Gives Reason

  • Atiku Abubakar's chances in the forthcoming general elections is threatened within the PDP and in the polity
  • Apart from trying to reconcile aggrieved members of the party, the party is struggling with the defection of major stakeholders who are joining the opposition such as APC and Labour Party
  • In fact, the women leader of the PDP in Zamfara, Madina Shehu, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday

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Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state, Hajiya Madina Shehu, on Thursday, November 3rd, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday.

In the buildup of the 2023 general elections, Hajiya Shehu announced her defection in Gusau after a meeting with Governor Bello Matawalle, Vanguard reported.

Atiku Abubakar, Zamfara PDP women leader, 2023 general elections, APC, Governor Bello Matawalle
Ahead of the 2023 election, PDP Women leader dumps the opposition party in Zamfara state, and joins the ruling APC. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar, Buhari Gusau Garkuwan Fazbuk
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PDP women leader dumps party, give reason

She said she left PDP due to lack of leadership style.

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“I announce my defection to the APC together with women leaders of the PDP in the 14 local government areas of the state,’’ she said.

Governor Matawalle reacts

Responding, Matawalle described Shehu’s defection as a welcome development for the APC in the state.

“More defectors are coming to APC from PDP; very soon shall receive many PDP members including their leaders,’’ he said.

2023: APC in trouble as Gombe governor's associates defect to PDP

The wind of defection ongoing in Gombe state has led to the resignation of Governor Yahaya Inuwa's adviser on religious affairs, Sheik Auwal Abdullahi (Gafakan Akko), as his supporters reportedly join him.

Legit.ng gathered that fresh reports from the state have revealed that massive resignations in the government are quietly ongoing.

This was said to have shocked the governor, who was said to have frantically reached out to the ruling party's leadership to act quickly to slow down the gale defections, especially in the ruling party structure.

Over 200 APC Members in Northern Governor’s Neighbourhood Defect to PDP

Legit. ng had previously reported that about 216 members of the APC in the Kofar Kola area of Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, defected to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election.

It was reported that those who defected to the PDP included 134 male and 84 female party members.

Kofar Kola is a stronghold of the APC in the town because it is Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu’s neighbourhood.

Source: Legit.ng

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