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Atiku Forces Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi Out Of APC, Set To Join PDP


Senate Leader Suffers Heavy Defeat In Kebbi APC Governorship Primaries, Scores Zero Votes

The Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi has dumped the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi State.

His defection from the APC to the PDP was confirmed by his special adviser on media and publicity Muhammad Jamil Gulma.

Senate Leader Dr Yahaya Abdullahi will on Wednesday by 9 am leave Abuja for Kebbi and proceed to Kamba local government to formally declare for PDP and to possibly indicate his interest to contest his present seat,” Vanguard qouted him as saying.

It was gathered that Yahaya’s defection is connected to his embarrassing loss in the ruling APC governorship primary in Kebbi State.

The Senate Leader had participated in the APC’s Kebbi governorship primaries and scored Zero votes.

The lawmaker lost to Dr Nasir Idris known as Nasir NUT, the ‘anointed’ candidate of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

It was gathered that the national leadership of the APC had waded in the feud between Yahaya and Atiku but a solution could not be found.