At least four Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains in Kebbi State have withdrawn their membership from the party, blaming their decision on the crisis rocking the umbrella camp.
The politicians who hail from the Zuru Emirate of Kebbi, alongside their supporters, immediately pledged their allegiance to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Naija News learnt.
The defectors include Alhaji Shehu Ribah from Danko/Wasagu; Alhaji Nuhu Goma from Zuru; Alhaji Adamu Jalalo from Fakai and Alhaji Babuga Diri from Sakaba Local Government Areas of the state.
The former PDP members were received into the APC fold at a rally in Zuru over the weekend.
In his address, while receiving the new members, the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Samaila Yombe-Dabai accompanied by the APC chairman in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Kana-Zuru, congratulated the politicians, describing the event as a monumental political development in the state.
Yombe-Dabai assured the defectors of inclusiveness in all the affairs of the APC as bona fide members of the party.
He said: “We commend Gov. Atiku Bagudu for ensuring succour to the people of the state. It is that kind gesture from him that facilitated the mass movement of the people to the party.”
In his remark, Kana-Zuru congratulated the defectors for joining the APC fold, saying it was the right decision. He stressed that the new members will get equal treatment, justice and a level playing ground in the party.
Some of the important personalities at the event included Alhaji Abubakar Nayaya, the Chairman Local Government Service Commission; Alhaji Kabiru Tukura, a member of the House of Representatives.
Some commissioners and special advisers were also at the rally.