The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Jigawa Comrade Abdullahi Tsoho Garba has defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC).
The former LP flagbearer, his running mate and other candidates submitted themselves to Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar at the Government House 24 hours to the visit of the the ruling APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinibu.
Speaking to newsmen in Government House, Garba said: “As you can see me, here is my running mate and all the elective position resolved and agreed to dumped Labour Party and joined the ruling APC”.
According to him, they decided to drop their tickets under LP for APC in appreciation of the giant stride of Governor Badaru Abubakar in the State.
“People requested for us to contest under Labour party but in the course of our campaign tour across the State we all got to know how APC government transformed the State through projects and programme that have direct bearing with command man.
” If we are contesting to the seek of progress of our State , it is no doubt what Jigawa needed is continuity and the best thing is to allow APC to continue driving the force in order not to deviate from the main track.
“So from today all of us along with our political allies have joined APC and we vowed to work for it’s success at national and state level in the next coming general election”.
He added: “Those who invited us to contest the election under the LP have convinced us about the development strides in the APC’s lead administration.
“We decided that there is no need for any party to be in the opposition because, initially, we are not contesting the election for our reasons but for the people’s wish.”
Receiving the defectors, the Governor expressed happiness and promised to hand over them as a welcome gift to Tinubu during his visit.