Despite the reconciliation committee set by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) across the board, four Bauchi State House of Assembly members, five aspirants to the House and 300,000 party diehards dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
A member representing Bauchi constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Shehu disclosed this Sunday in an interview with journalists in Bauchi.
”I and other four members of the Bauchi state House of Assembly dump the APC for good. The party injustice and mandate theft in the APC direct primaries conducted on October 7” as part of reasons for our dumping of the party.
“Our people choose us to be candidates while the party leadership denied to give us the mandate, so the only options was to opt out of the party,” Shehu said
He mentioned lawmakers that defected alone with him to include the deputy speaker, Hon. Abdulmumini Fanti, alkaleri constituency; Ibrahim Katagum, Katagum constituency; Auwal Hassan, Shira constituency and Yusuf Nuhu representing Toro constituency in the house
“Yusuf Nuhu is the member representing Toro in the state House of Assembly who recently won the by-election for Toro federal constituency on the platform of the APC”.
Others included two senatorial aspirants who contested for Bauchi South and Bauchi Central senate tickets under the APC, Barrister Lawan Ibrahim and Bappah Aliyu Misau have also joined the PRP to contest for the ticket.
“Two ex-lawmakers, Abdulmumini Ningi and Dayyabu Chiroma have also defected to PRP. “We defected alone with 300,000 supporters to PRP to salvage the state,” he said.
Bauchi State PRP chairman, Alhaji Shehu Ningi confirmed the defection of APC member, saying they were denied and cheated from their former party.
Ningi said, “Dr. Mohammed Ali Pate the party’s governorship candidate in Bauchi state also left the APC and joined the PRP after the controversy which trailed it’s primaries