A one-time senator of Kano central senatorial district, Muhammad Bello on Tuesday said he followed his political leader, former Kano State governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau to All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen the capacity of party and ensure victory in the forthcoming elections for President Buhari and Governor Ganduje.
Shekarau recently defected to APC from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the dissolution of the state structure by the national body of the party.
However, some of the Shekarau’s loyalists, including Bello had decided to join him in APC, while others opted to remain in PDP.
Speaking immediately after collecting his party membership card at his Fagge (A) ward in Fagge Local Government area, on Tuesday, Bello said he would not contest for any position in APC.
According to Bello, he decided to join forces with APC in order to strengthen the party to win all electoral positions in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
Bello, a former commissioner during Shekarau’s administration boasted that his strong support base was enough to consolidate on the successes of APC in the state.
“I joined APC to add value to the party. Looking at this crowd, you will have the impression that our support base is capable of adding strength to APC’s capacity in Kano State.
“We have decided to move to APC due to the injustice mated on us in PDP. We hope the injustice will not be replicated in APC.
“From all indications, APC would do justice as it is the party that adheres strictly to its manifesto of internal democracy.
“I will not contest for any position now,but I don’t know what future holds. I am just in APC to contribute my quota towards its success,”
On his part, the ward’s APC chairman, Jamilu Isyaku, expressed delight for receiving senator Bello in the party.
He expressed optimism that Bello would contribute a lot to the success of APC in the state come 2019.