The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered another major setback as one of its senators defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has led away thousands of supporters in Kano.
JUICYLINKS gathered that Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed, representing Kano Central led his supporters from the opposition party on Saturday, January 27.
APC TV News reported that the senator “formally led over hundreds and sixteen thousands card carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC today.”
His defecting supporters were received at Government House, Kano by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters – Senate Senator Ita Enang and other APC bigwigs.
The party has chosen Sani Abacha stadium, Kano as the venue for the formal defection of the senator.
JUICYLINKS could immediately confirm the authenticity of the number of defectors reported at press time but APC TV News had correctly broken the news of the defection of another PDP senator from Ebonyi Sunny Ogbuoji.