By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly and Chairman of the 19 Northern States Speakers Forum Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Yusuf Zailani FCNA on Tuesday, recieved over 40,500 decampees from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State into the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) among whom is a former PDP local government Chairman of Igabi, Hon. Jafaru Murtala.
Some of the decampees are former PDP councillors in the local government area, among other strong members of the opposition party in the state.
Receiving the decampees who were largely made up of youth and women at the Kaduna international Trade Fair Complex located on Kaduna-Zaria expressway, Hon. Zailani said, the government of APC has done the good people of Igabi local government well and it is a pay back time in 2023.
He said, some of the decampees are people who have held various political positions in government under the PDP who have realised that the APC has impacted their lives more and has equally carried out various projects which is meaningful to the people.
He said, support for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu is a must because he has supported the North and it is his support that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power.
” Let us not be with those who are asking you to support your own, we must not play regional politics in 2023, I urge you all to support all the APC candidates in 2023 general elections,” he said.
Also Speaking, a member representing Igabi East in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Salisu D. Bala said, the decampees are some who left the party for one reason or the other and those are in PDP and other small political parties who feel only the APC can take the country and the state to greater heights in 2023.
“They have all agreed to work for the party’s complete success in all the positions from Presidency to the State House of Assembly in 2023 and today we are receiving them with two hands with assurance that they will all be carried along in all the activities of the party now and always,” he stressed.
Highpoint of the decamping programme was the issuance of the APC membership cards to all the decampees in accordance to their various political wards in the local government area.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees, former council Chairman, Hon. Murtala said, they were happy joining or returning back to the party and promised to work assiduously to ensure that the party is victorious in 2023.