The Labour Party’s candidate for governor in Jigawa, Comrade Abdullahi Tsoho Garba, has switched allegiances to the All Progressive Congress.
A day before the visit of the presidential candidate for the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the former LP flagbearer, his running mate, and other candidates presented themselves to Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar at the Government House.
In remarks to reporters at Government House, Garba said: “As you can see me, here is my running mate and all the elective position resolved and agreed to dumped Labour Party and joined the ruling APC”.
He said that they made the decision to switch from the LP to the APC after appreciating the enormous progress made in the State by Governor Badaru Abubakar.
He said; “People requested for us to contest under Labour party but in the course of our campaign tour across the State we all got to know how APC government transformed the State through projects and programme that have direct bearing with command man.
”If we are contesting to the seek of progress of our State , it is no doubt what Jigawa needed is continuity and the best thing is to allow APC to continue driving the force in order not to deviate from the main track.
“So from today all of us along with our political allies have joined APC and we vowed to work for it’s success at national and state level in the next coming general election”.
“Those who invited us to contest the election under the LP have convinced us about the development strides in the APC’s lead administration.
“We decided that there is no need for any party to be in the opposition because, initially, we are not contesting the election for our reasons but for the people’s wish,” he continued.
When the defectors were welcomed, the Governor expressed his joy and made a pledge to present them to Tinubu as a token of his welcome during his visit.