Igbo group rallies support for Tinubu in Kano, Damaturu
Two PDP ward chairmen defect to APC in Kebbi
OMALUEGWUOKU Progressives Initiative (OPI) has rallied Ndigbo in Kano State and neighbouring Yobe to cast their votes for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The group, led by Mrs. Ginika Tor, during a town hall meeting, yesterday, urged Ndigbo resident in the two states to shun ethnic and religious sentiments in choosing whom to vote for as President in 2023.
Tor stated that ‘Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju’ was borne out of her passion to bring South Easterners on board the Asiwaju presidential project and galvanise their interest in massively voting the Asiwaju/Shettima ticket and ensure that the Igbo do not make the mistake of voting wrongly this time around.
The Federal Character Commissioner remarked that if Ndigbo, who are members of APC, are not personally convinced about the ticket up to this point in time, they would not be able to vigorously campaign for the APC presidential candidate.
The Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju train had covered Enugu (South East), Lagos (South West) and Calabar (South South) before heading North.
MEANWHILE, Murida and Makerar wards Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmen and their exco members have defected to APC in Kebbi State.
Receiving the defectors, yesterday, in Birnin Kebbi, the Vice Chairman, Kebbi Central APC, Abubakar Bunza, said the new members made a good decision joining the ruling party, promising that the party leadership would not disappoint anyone of them.
“We are going to carry all of you along. You have made a good decision for being part of us. APC is a party that always brings changes, considering the economic challenges,” he said. He thanked the party’s supporters for their support and cooperation towards promoting unity in the party. Responding, the former chairman of PDP in Murida, Umar Murida, said they left PDP because of irregularities.
“We discovered so many things in PDP; that is why we decided to leave them and join a promising party,” he added.
Also, the former PDP chairman in Makerar, Yaro Maijaki, promising not to have anything to do with PDP again.