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BREAKING: Former Kaduna Governor Yero Defects to Ruling APC, PDP Reacts

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Former Kaduna State Governor Muktar Ramalan Yero has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This comes five months after leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Yero, who governed the state from 2012 to 2015 under the PDP banner, was defeated by Nasir El-Rufai of the APC in the 2015 elections.

Announcing his decision, Yero stated, “Since the very day we announced our defection from PDP, many political parties contacted us, including the ruling APC. We met and discussed since the very day we left our former party. Therefore, from today, being 12 February 2024, myself and representatives of other political associates have decided to join APC. After our decision, we met with the state governor and had a discussion with him. We told him that we accepted to join the party based on the invitation we received.”

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The former governor urged his supporters to follow him into the ruling party for a collective contribution to state and national development.

Responding to Yero’s defection, Kaduna PDP Secretary Ibrahim Wosono said it does not come as a surprise. He downplayed the impact on the party’s future.

He said, “As a former governor, he has his own followers, but I will say that the fortune of PDP doesn’t rely on somebody’s hand. If you could remember, PDP has a history; Obasanjo left PDP, Atiku once left PDP, a lot of governors left PDP, and the party is still alive and strong.

“So the defection of Ramalan Yero, I don’t think will affect the fortune of PDP in the next coming election by God’s grace.”

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