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High Profile Defection Looms As Prominent PDP Chieftain Defects To APC In Northern State.

The deputy state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Yobe state governor's media aide, Mamman Mohammed, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday, October 19.

It was gathers that the PDP's assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others also defected from the PDP to the APC .

Receiving the former PDP officials in Damaturu, Governor Mai Mala Buni who doubles as the APC's national caretaker chairman said they should be part of the movement to salvage Nigeria.

The governor of the Yobe state informed the defectors that they have equal rights and opportunities like any other member to contribute to the development of Nigeria.

In his remarks, the former PDP deputy chairman, Amale, said they had no reason remaining in the PDP and apologised for the delay in joining the APC.

The politician commended Governor Buni for his selfless contribution to Nigeria's growth and development, saying "you made us very proud and we are obliged to support you".

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Masari, the head; of the All Progressive Congress (APC) committee for membership registration in Zamfara state says the ruling party has so far registered over one million members.

PM News reports that Masari made the disclosure when the team presented its report to Governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday, October 19, at the Government House in Gusau.

He lauded the large turnout of members of the party for the registration, adding that the exercise was hitch-free, smooth, and without any security breach.

While describing the turn-out as ‘unprecedented and overwhelming’, Masari, explained that a total of 1,021,800 members registered during the exercise, Premium Times added.

Although the registration was challenging, the committee chairman reaffirmed Matawalle as the party’s recognised leader in the state as provided in the party's constitution.

The APC chieftain went on to note that only those who don't recognise the governor as the APC leader in Zamfara are bent on bringing down the party.

Governor Matawalle on his part, commended the committee for a job well done, especially for uploading the list online so members have the opportunity to confirm they are not left out.

He urged members of the party to continue to come together for the growth, saying APC is more united and peaceful under his leadership.

In another development, the senator representing Kaduna Central at the upper legislative chamber, Abuja, Uba Sani has lent his weight behind the consensus policy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state as enthroned by Governor Nasir Ahmed Elrufai .

Senator Uba described the exercise as an exhibition of the democratic spirit.The lawmaker also commended the governor's ability to successfully complete ward, local government, and state congresses.

He described El-Rufai's action as proof of his refusal to influence the picking of the ward, local government, and state party executives, saying that the governor allowed stakeholders at all levels to work out their own arrangements.

Senator Uba further explained that by allowing democracy to flourish in the party, El-Rufai has laid a solid foundation for the sustenance of democracy in the state.

Turning to the party, the lawmaker, who is also chairman of the Senate committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institution added that the party's stakeholders in the state displayed uncommon unity over the conduct of the exercise.

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