Ex-Kaduna PDP governorship aspirant Muhammad Sani Bello defects to APC

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– Muhammad Sani-Bello, a former gubernatorial aspirant of the PDP in Kaduna, says he consulted with different political parties before arriving at the decision to join the APC

– Bello states that the unending mistrust between him and the state leadership of the PDP and its governorship candidate, Alhaji Isa Ashiru, forced him out of the party

– The politician says he was also not comfortable working with Ashiru, whose academic credentials were allegedly under question

Muhammad Sani-Bello, a former gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sani-Bello announced his decision to join the APC at a news conference on Saturday, November 17, in Kaduna. He said he consulted with different political parties before arriving at the decision to join the APC.

The news Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sani-Bello dumped the PDP on November 12, due to what he described as unending mistrust between him and the state leadership of the party, and its governorship candidate, Alhaji Isa Ashiru.

He said: “Based on consultations with my supporters and other stakeholders, I have decided that from today November 12, 2018, I Dr Muhammad Sani-Bello, ceases to be a member of the PDP.”

According to him, the mistrust emanated from the refusal of the party leaders in the state to put the term of consensus which led to his stepping down for Ashiru into writing prior to the party’s gubernatorial primaries.

He added that he was also not comfortable working with Ashiru, whose academic credentials were allegedly under question.

“Based on my findings, the documentation of the candidate contains certain flaws which remained unexplained,’’ he stressed.

He said the secondary school certificate of the PDP candidate does not carry his name, making its genuineness questionable.

According to him, with a questionable secondary school certificate that contained two passes, it became more questionable how the PDP candidate got the rest of the certificates he had been parading.

NAN reports that Ashiru had since debunked claims about his academic records, saying he has nothing to fear.

However, Sani-Bello added that all efforts made by him and other “discerning and concerned party members” for the state PDP leadership to address areas of friction were rebuffed.

He said he had consulted with APC in his Dogarawa Ward in Sabon Gari Local Government Area, as well as major party stakeholders at state and national level before joining it.

The politician said he had met with Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai and extensively discussed on various issues before finally announcing his defection to the ruling party.

He expressed optimism that more PDP aspirants and their supporters would soon join the APC.

Meanwhile, at least, 3,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state have reportedly defected from the political fold to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to make the total number who have dumped the party 4,000.

Leadership reports that the defection occurred on Sunday, November 4, with those who decamped claiming that they left the party because of the internal wrangling in the APC.

The report said Bukola Saraki, the president of the Senate, who received the defectors in Ilorin, promised the people of the state that a new administration under the PDP in 2019 will benefit them than the incumbent APC at the centre.



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