- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lost one of his powerful northern campaigners, Najatu Muhammad, to the waiting arms of the PDP
- Najatu has endorsed Atiku Abubakar as her choice of presidential candidate among others ahead of the election
- Reacting to Najatu's defection from the APC and support for the PDP's presidential candidate, Dino Melaye said this trend will continue until the eve of the election
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Days after dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC), Najatu Muhammad, a former lead campaigner of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has endorsed another presidential candidate ahead of the February 25 election.
It was confirmed by the media house that Najatu is now backing Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP's standard bearer as her candidate.
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This confirmation came after she visited Atiku at his residence on Sunday, January 22.
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It was gathered that Dino Melaye, a spokesman of the PDP's presidential campaign council, was among those who received Muhammad at Atiku's house on Sunday.
Speaking on Najatu's recent decision, Melaye said on Twitter:
"It's happening now at Atiku's residence. Hajia Najahatu is 100% Artikulated. APC PCC take note. Exodus of prominent Apc PCC members will be a daily continuous affair from now till 24th of February."
Tinubu's campaign hits rock bottom as lead campaigner dumps APC barely 5 weeks to presidential election
The director of the civil society directorate of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Naja'atu Muhammad, has resigned from the party.
Muhammad's resignation from the ruling party comes barely five weeks before the 2023 presidential election scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 25.
Muhammad while announcing her resignation in a letter dated January 19 and addressed to the national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, listed some of the challenges facing the country as her reason for leaving the ruling party at such a critical time.
A national commissioner at the Police Service Commission, Muhammad said she needed to concentrate on her struggle to make Nigeria a better place for all.