The All Progressives Congress in Kebbi State, on Monday, received prominent politicians who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to its fold.
The defected persons included former Auditor-General of the party, Alhaji Rabiu Sa’idu, former Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the party, Alhaji Sirajo Ibrahim and 15 other PDP executive members from Bubuce ward in Augie Local Government Area, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Others included Umaru Wakkala, Vice Chairman, Bubuche Ward; Salihu Shayi, Youth Leader; Alhaji Idi Bubuche, Treasurer and Hamza Kilu, Auditor.
Speaking shortly after making their declaration to join the ruling party, the former Auditor-General of the party, Saidu, attributed his defection to the “sterling leadership qualities of Governor Atiku Bagudu”.
He also said he denounced his membership of PDP due to alleged injustice and infringement on their rights in the party.
Saidu appreciated Magajin Rafin Kabi, Alhaji Bello Dantani, for being instrumental to his defection to the APC alongside his followers.
Sirajo Augie, a one-time PDP Caretaker Secretary said: “I am impressed with the roads infrastructure development in Augie Local Government Area under the leadership of Sen. Atiku Bagudu.
“This road constructed by the present administration under Sen. Atiku Bagudu is one of the most important.”
In attendance were the Augie Local Government APC Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Isah-Mera; Chairman Augie Local Government Area, Lawal Muhammad-Yola; Chairman Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Haruna Maitandu, and the former Chairman, Direct Labour Agency, Alhaji Bello Dantani.