Immediate past Secretary to the Katsina State Government (SSG), Mustafa Inuwa with 600 All Progressives Congress (APC) support groups in the state have defected to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Mustafa Inuwa had resigned his position to contest the APC governorship primaries where he came second.
At a grand rally held at his office in Katsina, the three-time former SSG, said he dumped the APC considering the party’s failure to address the security challenges faced in the state as well as the decay in education and other sectors.
He also cited what he called widespread poverty and unemployment which he said were a manifestation of the party’s failure.
Inuwa said he will dedicate his large support base and his political structure to ensure the success of his new party, the PDP, at all levels in next year’s general elections.
State Welfare Secretary APC, Shafiu Abdu Duwan while reacting to Mustafa Inuwa’s defection said the APC will wax stronger despite Inuwa’s defection.
Duwan, who described Inuwa’s defection as an act of ingratitude to the APC which he had served for 7 years, urged other members of the party to remain faithful and work for the party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.
He commended the current leadership of the party at state level for its efforts to keep the party united and urged aggrieved members to channel their grievances to the reconciliation committee set up by Governor Aminu Bello Masari after the party’s primary elections.
Reporting by Ismai’l Adamu; Editing by Muzha Kucha