Jigawa Deputy Governor, 2 ex-Govs, other PDP heavyweights defect to APC

Posted by News Express | 6 April 2015 | 6,050 times

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A realignment of political forces is about to take place in Jigawa State, with Governor Sule Lamido’s deputy, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud, about to defect from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress Party.

“Baring any last-minute change, the deputy governor will be received along with some Lamido’s loyalists to the APC today, by chairman of the party, Alhaji Ado Sani Kiri, party’s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, and other APC chieftains in the state at his Gumel ward,” says a Vanguard report from the state capital, Dutse.

Mahmud is a two-term deputy governor of Jigawa State who was elected with Sule Lamido on the platform of the PDP.

“Other prominent politicians expected to join the APC are the two ex-Jigawa governors, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki and Ali Saad Birnin-Kudu, Ex-Senator Bello Maitama, some serving commissioners, special advisers and special assistants,” says Vanguard.

The impending defection may not be unconnected with PDP’s loss to APC in the March 28 presidential election.

•Photo shows Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud.

Source: News Express

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