2 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defected persons included former Auditor-General of the party, Alhaji Rabiu Sa’idu, former Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the party, Alhaji Sirajo Ibrahim and 15 other PDP executive members from Bubuce ward in Augie Local Government Area.
3 Others included Umaru Wakkala, Vice Chairman, Bubuche Ward; Salihu Shayi, Youth Leader; Alhaji Idi Bubuche, Treasurer and Hamza Kilu, Auditor.
4 Speaking shortly after making their declaration to join the ruling party,
the former Auditor-General of the party, Saidu attributed his defection to the “sterling leadership qualities of Gov. Atiku Bagudu”.
5 He also said that he denounced his membership of PDP due to alleged injustice and infringement on their rights in the party.
7 Sirajo Ibrahim Augie, a one time PDP Caretaker Secretary said: “I am impressed with the roads infrastructure development in Augie Local Government Area under the leadership of Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
8 “This road constructed by the present administration under Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is one of the most important.
10 In attendance were Augie Local Government APC Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Isah-Mera; Lawal Muhammad-Yola, Chairman Augie Local Government Area; Alhaji Haruna Maitandu, Chairman Pilgrims Welfare Agency and the former Chairman, Direct Labour Agency, Alhaji Bello Dantani.