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Kwankwaso’s Aide, Others Defect To PDP


The development, according to a statement made available by the media office of Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, yesterday, is a fallout of the visit of Sambo to the state.A SERVING member of the House of Representatives from Kano State, Bashir Husain, and the Special Assistant to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Empowerment Programme, Hajia Maryma Kofar Mata, were among the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The development, according to a statement made available by the media office of Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, yesterday, is a fallout of the visit of Sambo to the state.

According to the statement, Husain is representing Gwale Federal Constituency, while Kofar Mata was the immediate past State Women Leader of APC.

It added that Sambo, during the Kano visit, met with several stakeholders, where he urged them to reach out to the people and inform them of the achievements of the President Jonathan-led administration and the laudable programmes of the PDP. The fallout of these stakeholders’ meetings was the defection of the two stalwarts of APC.

The Vice President, while receiving the decampees, welcomed them warmly to the shade provided by the party, stressing that PDP’s umbrella was large enough to accommodate anyone interested in joining the party.

He urged them to feel at home and work assiduously for the victory of the party in the forthcoming elections, so that the party and the administration would continue to move the country forward.

Sambo, who described the PDP as “the party of Nigeria with the most people oriented programmes that has been transforming the socio-economic wellbeing of Nigerians in the right direction,” also added, “PDP is Nigeria, and Nigeria is PDP. If you go to every corner and the remotest part of Nigeria, PDP has a system in place.”

In their response, the decampees said they defected from the APC because the PDP and the administration of President Jonathan and Vice President Sambo, have been delivering more and better dividends of democracy to Nigerians through their Transformation Agenda. They pledged to work tirelessly to move the party and the country to greater heights.

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  • Sefi Isaiah

    Hmmmmmmmmm, welcome back

  • Augustine Uwandu


  • Abel Wariboko

    Those who love the peace,unity and progress of Nigeria know that GEJ deserve second tenure on the basis of performance alone.He faced the greatest challenges in his first tenure and came out fine.He deserves a second tenure to perfect everything and hand over to a young person with modern ideas.he should not be stopped by liars ,blackmailers and propagandists who have no alternative to any of his policies and programs

    • moses

      it will be a big mockery of democracy for the elected president to hand over to this coup plotter called Buhari who don,t give explanation why he take over power true Gun,Let the president hand over to the young man that is healthy and not this sick and brean death Zombi,

      • Odogwu

        He will hand over to Buhari and go back to otuoke.

        • Donald

          in your widest dream

          • Odogwu

            It is not too far from now! You’ll be alive and see it happen unless you want it over your dead body, it’ll still happen sha!

          • BankyMons

            You have no idea what GEJ has got in his arsenal by the constitution. You guys take his humility for cowardice but you will be amazed what you will see after the election, there is a lion behind that ‘clueless’ demeanour!

        • BankyMons

          Lol. It will not happen, he will rather handover to the military than Buhari, it’s a better option.

        • 4T2

          President GEJ till 2019.

        • SBassey

          In your dreams

  • Stephen

    Their choice, but at what amount? I am sure they must have been given their transformation gift

    • Emma Etin

      Must we read financial gratifications to any decision taken that is genuine? Stephen, wise up.

      • Stephen

        Well with the way money is been shared makes one to fool down. What other reason is there for changing camp now when clearly where they departed from has a better chance of victory

        • stanko

          How much money have you gotten since campaign started?

          • Stephen

            I have not gotten a dime since o, anyway I have not changed camps

          • frank

            good question.

        • DCW

          So when some disgruntle PDP members decamped to APC money did not change hand abi ? Because it is PDP now fools like you are thinking in that line.

          • BUSYBEE

            Pure DICKHEAD

          • KolapoAhmed

            PDP hasmoney to share to people and those decieving them and APC did not have

          • Stephen

            What kind of person are you? We are on social media and you are insulting. Well I am not a fool. Thanks

          • OBA TOPE’E

            Don’t blame them. Like leader with no certificate like coup plotter like followers, like constitutional shredder by coup plotting like followers. They are never wrong, only other party. Vote GEJ

          • Stephen

            What else would have happened. The treasury is in their hands

        • AO

          How much. Have you been given?

          • Stephen

            Not a dime. I am still in the winning camp, no plans of de camping

        • Donald

          what chance of victory? the one achieved in newspapers

          • Stephen

            We hope all will be well

          • Malchine

            You could be a progressive really. Change camps now, because APC is going to change into CPV, Changed Political Vandalists after the election.

          • Johnson Olasinde

            You will see it happening in real life, in a fews days to come.

          • Stephen

            I have waited patiently for the results to come out and my brother you can see that this victory was not achieved on Newspapers. It was achieved by the pure demand for the citizens of this country for change

      • Stephen

        I don wise . PDP don lose

    • Issysmooth

      If they decamp from the APC, it is at what amount but if they decamp from PDP, they are progressive, you guys are so pathetic.

      • Uzoma

        They really are. In fact, they are the bunch that Mama Peace was asking her listeners to stone in a Cross River State rally.

        • Issysmooth

          You deserve to be stoned for being stupid.

          • Uzoma

            So even after supporting you, you still want me to stoned to death for being stupid. Wonders shall never cease!

          • Issysmooth

            Not meant for you, sorry for that.

        • Johnson Olasinde

          And that is the reason also, she is ICC bound to face charges of insertment of violence against the opposition party members.

          • Adepitan

            English!!! “Insertment”….lolz typical of APCshit..Like Buhari, like his followers…

          • Insertment? no wonder ur type r the ones saying that certificates shouldn’t matter. And now u may be claiming to be a graduate. AaFfEeCee….. Shame

          • frank

            Which ICC? She is not going anywhere. You will see it, except if Buhari has gone for killing the NYSC members in 2011.

          • Andy_Obi

            Incitement, not “insertment”. Learn to use your dictionary.

        • kelete

          G&L can someone tell me pls wat blueprint dis Buhari man has for developing Nigeria aside he’s coming to fight corruption? Only a blind man will not see dt dis APC&Buhari r simply not ready for d job at hand. We wld b doomed as a nation to let Buhari b president of dis country….

      • OBA TOPE’E

        Yes ooo. Yet Ameachi is do the stealing, Tinubu is looting logosians thru the toll gate daily millions, they are blind to those. Buhari that could not stand the tough and demands of campaigning at 72(the age he told us), not the actual age oo. How will he withstand the rigours of 10 -12 hours of presidential work demands. I begee

      • Stephen

        We are not pathetic again o, we don win

    • DCW

      Stay put in APC! You will soon be the last man standing.

      • Stephen

        We don wins o. Am I still the the last man standing ? Lol

  • miftahu

    bashir hussari not hussaini

  • napex

    APC cpllapsed when tunubu took over the driving wheel. such fellow are made for the gulag

  • YK

    This is a movement and it is beyond somebody decamping from one place to another place. If Tinubu likes he should decamp but the movement of Nigerians will pursue this to its logical end God willing.

    • DCW

      You will soon realize you have been dreaming, after you have woken up.

      • YK

        We don’t need to argue on nothing but my message for you is that God is ready to shock the enemies of Nigeria from within and without in a way they never expect of course you may be one of them. We can only wait and see.

      • YK

        Who is dreaming between us now? I intentionally kept your this response good I got it in my diary today. Hope you are in Otuoke already.

      • YK

        I am just waking up now only to discover I am not dreaming that Buhari indeed have won and your hero has lost out.

    • Johnson Olasinde

      Great you have said all. Let those who have ears let them hear what the wise one is saying. You can’t stop an action that it time has come, rather you live with it and if cannot live with it, do the needful

      • YK

        Yes it is nothing but the truth. even if Tinubu decides to join PDP today, with free and fair election Nigerian masses will still opt for Buhari as it currently stands. GEJ and his party are aware of this that is why they don’t want election at all but are just looking for corner corner which will not work.

  • Samson

    Did I just hear somebody saying the VP “urged them to reach out to the people and inform them of the achievements of the President Jonathan led administration” Really! Are those people from a different planet.? Or are we talking about blind people here.? If the administration has achieved so much as claimed, why are the people not seeing or feeling it,? Are the so call achievements only on newspapers and Facebook.? I don’t think a govt that has achieved so much as claimed, should have problem of re-election like this.

    • Some state governors claim the achievements of the FG

    • Maybe because you are blind that is why you are not seeing his achievement

  • YK

    This is politics, you lose some you gain some. Na’aba decamps today and joins APC. Decamp has nothing to do with this movement, we are ready to have our destinies in our hands.

  • David

    The propaganda against GEJ started as far back 2013 , truth is that he did not help matters but kept quiet as if he dd not know what was going on . He underestimated the plan of Tinubu and co . The propaganda that he was the one sponsoring BH was all over the North and it was preached in community halls , emir palaces and mosques. The Norths reaction to this election is borne out of hatred for the man who is allegedly killing off their people in the guise of BH , for them , it is neither about corruption nor state of the economy . It is borne out of the seed of hatred planted in the minds of the average Northerner and fueled by the articulated mischief of Ali Tinubu and the forty thieves .

  • Emmanuel Bamidele Abayomi

    Tinubu is d opposite of what a yoruba leader should be……..

  • Anthony Akpogherhe

    You are indeed welcome to light

  • Ft

    My own case which I want the world to hear and listen to have to do with the following:
    JAMB/Dibu.Ojerinde explotation in the name of JAMB. Federal government need to do something about the procedure JAMB have decided to adopt in the recent time to exploit parents. You buy form at N4,000.00, check result for N1,500.00, queue and pay PR to print exam clearance slip due to limited access/approved centers. You will print admission letter with N1,500.00 card. the cards have limited number of access once exhausted you will buy another one. This is unfair to masses. I do not know what our leaders are doing about this despite allocation being given to JAMB every year. I learnt Prof. buried his father some years back and was spending stack of N1000 notes on King Sunny Ade at Oke Ogun area. When will corruption or outright stealing stop in this country. We need to stop this dark continent by bringing light into it. Be a light. Regards.

  • Alagbara M Sule

    Even Kwankwaso himself is bitting a finger of regret for defecting from the rulling party to the weak opposition party.
    By the end of the forth coming election they shall all confess their mistakes.
    Of cause, any reasonable fellow will surely flee from the weaker and failure side.
    We PDP welcomes them back any way because PDP is a peace maker party.

    • mulato

      He already named the new kano dam after Akinwunmi Adesina! we are already preparing for his reception Insha Allah.

  • Sunny0099

    1. The Chibok Girls
    3. Police pension fund
    4. Missing $20Billion
    5. $9million Arms deal Embarrassment in SA
    6. EKITIGATE Election fraud
    7. Immigration job SCAM (He is just meeting the victims and dolling out money )
    8.DEPLETING External Reserves.
    9. Devaluation of Naira to N250 to a $
    10. Oil theft Increase
    11. REWARDING THIEVES with NATIONAL honours and appointments
    14. Skyrocketed ELECTRICITY Bills
    17. National Assembly INVASION by Police
    19. Stella Oduah Aviation Scam
    20. Kerosene subsidy
    21. Last minute fighting of Insurgency
    22. Sentencing soldiers to death for asking for weapons to fight
    23. Directly supporting and paying 10million USD as salary to terorist Asari and Terrorist Tompolo amongst others
    Palling around with boko haram chieftains in Niger and Dafty’s
    inability to capture, extract information and bring to justice a singe
    captured boko haram fighter up till today
    25. Mrs Dafty’s personal terrorist bombing campaigns in Rivers state (Stoning the opposition)
    Dafty’s work for the benefits of enemies of Nigeria – Handpicking
    Abacha’s son as PDP candidate for Kano, stoppng FaniKayode,treasury
    looting case and appointing him in his campaign, supporter of Anenih,
    IBB, and other treasury looters who should be in jail
    27. Conversion
    of MOPOL to Meiguard of the rich while the poor wallow in abject
    insecurity; and using regular police, eg. Mbu, as political thugs!
    Postponing elections by refusing to provide security when in fact,
    elections will last for only one day, and the entire armed forces and
    police in Nigeria could have been deployed to secure just that 10hrs of
    the election day.
    29. Sending troops to look for Sambisa forest in Tinubu’s Ikoyi house
    30. Giving AIT 10billion to air false and negative videos on APC.
    33. FAILURE TO PUBLICLY DECLARE his ASSETS saying “I don’t give a damn”

    • Donald

      nonsense write up. go and tell your pay master APC that their days are numbered

      • Sunny0099

        Happy to hear that. Just tell your master that Nigerians will not tolerate any useless postponement again. And let see whose days are numbered ……

    • Malchine

      Oh king, And what are your own failures, in your little kingdom?

  • Latoya Lube

    Real Nigerians are retracing back their roots.The ratio of the election results this time will be PDP 1000 while APC 1 its glaring that victory has been won in advance and we are certain of more decampees to PDP. UP PDP#GEJ4Naija

    • Johnson Olasinde

      If wishes are horses the beggars too will rides. But unfortunately itsn’t so, keep dreaming till you pass on.

      • Who is this man? Don’t u have shame? Why not write in yoruba language instead of bastardizing English language. No wonder u r supporting Buhari. AaFfEeCcee……….Shame

  • Biggs Nem

    The governor’s achievement in his state for 7 years was under the leadership of the PDP and now that he is in APC the masses can hardly see further achievement. The governor should come to the public and eulogize us on his current achievement since he decamped to APC. i dont blame his followers for decamping back to the ruling party. Let the PDP continue their good work. #GEJ4Naija

  • Perrymarvis2014

    Rubbish. This is no news at all. Two inconsequential people leaving the party is neither here nor there. The real people are theTalakawas who are supporting change in their millions. They are solidly behind Buhari and their votes will make a lot of meaning to send Jona back to Otuoke.

    • Malchine

      Nothing wrong if any body gets back home. Eeeeeh, when did you visit your home last?

  • jon don

    well what can I say Buhari is truly brain dead but I am from south south and our broda fail us in the area of infrastructural development hmmmmmmmmm

    • Malchine

      Really? Depends on how much you wanted to get.

  • zuberu

    Am happy that most Nigerians are now seeing the good work GEJ is doing in Nigeria. I expect more of this any time soon GEJ is working….. Up GEJ…. #GEJ4NIJA

    • Kc

      Why will the works start during election time?? Why not earlier??

  • Fodio Gandoki

    The money GEJ is sharing to bribe elders and royal would have been used to provide jobs! Very unfortunate. And surely those monies won’t transform in to votes..bcos it’s going to be one one vote! Nothing more nothing less.

  • Biggs Nem

    The governor dragged his supporters into APC and they have seen that there is no change as they chant in the party. The governor won that seat under the PDP and was there for almost 7 years but he could barely show what he has done at his decamp to APC last year. #GEJ4Naija

  • habib dauda

    on seeing the darkness in the apc and light in the GEJ led pdp has prompted this bold step in the right direction by these prominent individuals…… this is exactly how the entire apc voters have joined the support for president GEJ #GEJ4Naija

  • francis

    apc should by now leaking their wounds,for fielding buhari.they have made the greatest mistake of their life.buhari is not amount of noise of change will sale buhari to nigerians.the election is lost already.

  • zuberu

    What do you expect?? when it is clearer by the day that the APCs are clueless party. No vision, No mission, No Direction .APC have nothing to offer Nigerians. I expect more defection in days to come… WATCH-OUT…… #GEJ4NAIJA

  • zuberu

    The truth had to be told APC is not ready for 2015 election that will hold on march 28th, and right now we have the last man standing that is nobody else but GEJ ride on Allah is at your back. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Elite

    WATCH OUT!!!NEWSPAPERS’ HEADLINES ON MARCH 30TH, 2015.PUNCH: “Jonathan wins: Tinubu describes polls
    as a colossal sham, threatens court action – Poll Scientifically rigged by PDP –
    Lai Mohammed” ThisDay: Jega declares Jonathan elected with 28.4
    million votes! APC rejects result, call for cancellation – OBJ reacts” –
    VANGUARD.”Jonathan declared winner! – This is the worst election in
    Nigeria’s history – Lai Mohammed – TRIBUNE “PDP in a historic
    victory!”. Afenifere, Yoruba
    leaders applauds INEC: ACF, Falana, Ozekome reacts”. – PM NEWS.”This
    is the most rigged election in the world, Jega must be arrested and imprisoned
    immediately – Lai Mohammed. We are heading to court – El-Rufai, Tinubu – THE
    NATION. “North boils as APC rejects polls results – APC drags Jega, INEC,
    PDP to ICC – Sultan urges restraints and peace” – DAILY
    INDEPENDENT.”PDP wins Aso Rock again – Jubilation in Lagos, Port Hacourt, Enugu – Uncertainty in the North – Royal Fathers
    call for peace, restraints. GUARDIAN: GEJ WINS WITH 28.4MILLION VOTES – We are
    studying the results – Oshiomhole – Royal Fathers, Religious Leaders call for
    peace” – SUN NEWSPAPER.”EXPOSED: How Jega worked for PDP behind the
    scenes, Okorocha, Ameach in shock” – SAHARA REPORTERS”How Babangida
    influenced the election result – OBJ calls for cancellation, blah blah blah blah

  • jetro

    most of you guys comment is either based on ethnicity , religion or myopic view of the problems awaiting who ever win this forth coming election. May be I need to delve a little bit into the social economic situation in the country probably most of you will think twice if not many time before endorsing any candidate or shouting GEJ or Buhari . Right now your naira is on the verge of becoming Zimbabwe Dollars which means it might soon be worthless in International market, second, your foreign reserve as of yesterday in the World bank can hardly sustain your import provision for another two years in a row the way and manner we spent our reserve in the last five months, .Third the Industries are having hard time purchasing Forex even when they do it at exorbitant rate which means price of finished goods will go up. Fourthly when these industries find that their goods are no longer in demand due to high cost they will to have lay workers to reduce their overheads and what does that translate to, increase in already high unemployment rate which will translate to people not working and increase in crime rate. Five, our economy in monolithic on Crude oil sales to International market which already is saturate with many crude oil yet not purchase and still on high sea awaiting buyers, Nigeria lets see beyond ethnicity in this forth coming election and embraced what our future generation will survive on not what we as individual stands to benefit now.

  • Adesiyan Aderemi Olanrewaju

    Can their vote count? and meanwhile not old cargos are going to vote this time around it is mainly youths who know the importancy of progress and standard living and since all these years our votes are not count but now it will and must count.

  • Asuk

    I suspect these defectors to be APC moles

  • ayobamiba

    Gej till 2019 in Nigeria’s best interest.

  • EduMainMan1/Stuttsgat

    Why is news not Breaking News?

  • Na wah o! What sort of a thing is this? I hope it were possible for APC members to remain in APC and allow PDP members to stay in PDP and do their thing. This way, opposition will be virile.