No fewer than 2,800 members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Madobi, Daura, Katsina State, have defected to the All Progressives Congress.
The premier newspaper reports that the defectors were received into the APC fold in Madobi village on Monday by the Daura Local Government party chairman, Sani Altine-Daura.
The chairman assured the new members of equal treatment and promised to carry everybody along in the party activities, devoid of any other considerations.
Malam Iliyasu Shehu, former chairman of the local government who spoke on behalf of the defectors, said that they took the decision in order to add value to electoral process as general elections draw nearer.
He said that they joined the party unconditionally, adding that the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari had performed excellently, especially in the provision of infrastructure.
Shehu said that Daura local council had provided potable water and renovated many schools in the electoral ward, noting that the resolve to join APC was for the progress and development of their communities.
He assured that the defectors would be committed and dedicated to the manifesto of the APC and that their loyalty to the party was unwavering.
In his remarks, Daura Council Chairman, Abba Mato, assured the new party members of unwavering attention of the council, especially in the provision of more welfare services to the area.
The event was attended by party stalwarts, local government officials and other stakeholders.