Gubernatorial standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP) in Jigawa State, Abdullahi Tsoho Garba has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former LP candidate alongside his running mate and other candidates visited Governor Mohammed Abubakar Badaru in his office this weekend.
While addressing journalists in the Dutse, the state capital, 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 claimed that they have sacrificed their interest to work with Governor Badaru Abubakar in order to develop the state.
“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”.
He added: “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.”