No fewer than 850 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Party (APC) in Zaria LGA Kaduna State. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the defectors included the PRP Youth Leader in Zaria, Mr Ibrahim Hassan-Pako, and a prominent PDP member, Hajiya Sa’adiya Mohammed-Mai-Yanga.
The defectors who were received by the APC Chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Idris-Ibrahim, at Tudun Wada Ward in Zaria were assured that they would be treated fairly.
Ibrahim also urged them to feel at home and be supportive in order to ensure the success of the party in 2019.
According to him, APC members in the council area were determined to convince more Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Nasiru el-Rufa’I’s re-election bid because of their good performances.
“This is one of the reasons that our leaders embarked on door-to-door sensitisation of people which culminated into what we are witnessing today, receiving over 850 defectors from different political parties. “It is our hope that more will join the train very soon, and we are going to assist them with the necessary support,” he said.