A former Member of Yobe State House of Assembly, Alhaji Audu Babale, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Damaturu.
Naija News understands that the politician joined the Nigeria ruling party with hundreds of his supporters.
The development was confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday by Hussaini Mai-Suleh, the Press Secretary to Yobe State Deputy Governor.
Babale represented Goya/Ngeji Constituency in Fika Local Government
According to Mai-Suleh, the politicians had defected to APC due to the exemplary leadership of Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.
“Babale said he defected to APC because of the leadership style of Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee,” Mai-Saleh noted in the statement.
The statement also quoted the Yobe Deputy Governor, Alhaji Idi Gubana as “assuring the new entrants of equal and fair treatment to take the party to greater heights’’.
Gubana also said that the governor was capable of carrying everyone along, irrespective of any political differences.
Naija News understands that Babale represented Goya/Ngeji Constituency in Fika Local Government.
Meanwhile, the South-West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign his position.
Naija News reports that the opposition party, in a statement on Monday, said Nigeria under the leadership of the All Progressive Congress, has become a graveyard.
The party lamented the incessant killing of innocent citizens by the Boko Haram and bandit terrorists across the states.
Source: Naija News