Minna - Barely a week after the Presidential and National assembly elections, ten immediate past Local government Chairmen in Niger state have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports Sunday Peoples Daily.
The former chairmen, who defected were: Jibril Kallamu from Tafa Local Government Area; Dauda Umar (Magama Local Government Area), Musa N. Tessan (Lavun Local Government Area), and Ibrahim Isah (Rafi Local Government Area).
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Others are Hajia Zainab Waziri, former Caretaker/ Chairman Borgu Local Gov-ernment Area, ASP Yerima Abdullahi (rtd.) (Shiroro Local Government Area), Nasiru B. Shambo (Rijau Local Government Area) and Mohammed Saidu Pissa (Borgu Local Government Area).
Speaking on the defection, Jonathan Vatsa, the Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, stated that the defection was a further boost for the party in the state and that with the way APC is on the ground all the plans to rig the governorship and state assembly elections would fail.
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