The entire Executive Council members of the Social Democratic Party and 4,000 members of the party in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi State have announced their defection to the All Progressives Congress.
The defectors, who were received by Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Umare Babale, and APC State Chairman, Alhaji Bala Kangiwa, at the Presidential Lodge in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, said they were swayed bythe laudable programmes of the APC government at state and federal levels.
Babale welcomed the defectors, saying: “It is a good sign of victory for APC in the state.”
He assured them that the party would not discriminate against them, but provide a level playing ground for them to realise their political goals.
Kangiwa also assured the defectors that their interests would be protected.
Kangiwa commended them for taking the decision to join the APC, saying they took the right decision and urged them to ensure landslide victory for the APC in the general election.
The Shanga Local Government SDP Chairman, Alhaji Umaru Sawashi, and his Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Shanga, said they defected along with 4,000 SDP members in the area, and pledged to work for the victory of President Muhammad Buhari, Governor Abubakar Bagudu and other APC candidates in the forthcoming elections.
According to them, their defection was in appreciation of the laudable programmes of the Buhari administration, especially in agriculture.