3rd August, 2022
By Ibrahim Bello
Alhaji Abubakar Kurun-Kuku, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi state have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state alongside his supporters.
Kurun-Kuku and his supporters defected to APC at Maiyama Local Government Area of the State.
The defectors were received at a rally in Maiyama town on Tuesday by APC executive members in Kebbi led by the State Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Kana-Zuru.
Announcing his defection alongside the defectors, Kurun- Kuku said the leadership qualities of Governor Atiku Bagudu and his handling of the state during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic influenced them to join APC.
“We joined APC because we believe in the good leadership of our Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku, the development we have seen in the State and how he was able to control the economy of the state during the pandemic, at a time when other states were locked down, people are allowed free movement unhindered,” he said.
Also, the APC Deputy Governorship candidate, Sen. Umar Tafida, lauded their decision to join APC due to the development recorded at different levels of the local, state and federal governments.
In his remarks, the State Chairman, Kana-Zuru welcomed the new members into the party with a promise to accord them equal treatment.
He directed the party executives of Maiyama local government to fully integrate them into the party’s affairs.
Alhaji Saidu Giwa-Tazo, the APC Chairman of Maiyama Local Government, assured them of good treatment as family members of the APC in the area.
Meanwhile, he expressed delight that APC in Maiyama was now stronger than it was before.
Some of the important personalities at the event included the Deputy Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Usman Ankwai, commissioners, and special advisers.