The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to receive a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, Dailytrust reports. The former Governor of Bauchi State had defected to the APC alongside the recently suspended PDP National Deputy Chairman, Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa, and Alhaji Kaulaha Aliyu.
He had been out of Nigeria for over three years until December 2018 when he returned and gave out his daughter in marriage.
The report hinted that Mu’azu is likely to be received during APC North-East zonal rally scheduled to hold in Bauchi at the weekend. President Buhari is expected to lead the rally.
Speaking on Mua'zu's defection, the Bauchi State APC Organising Secretary, Lawan Gyan-Gyan, said they had “routed” the opposition party in the state. He expressed optimism that other critical stakeholders in the state would be wooed before the elections.
“For example, in Bauchi North, we don’t have any opposition. In Bauchi South, the only opposition figure is Adamu Gumba. We have conquered Bauchi North, because the APC has all the political heavyweights from that area in its kitty.
“In Bauchi Central, it is only Senator Abdul Ningi that remains. “We are in touch with not only Mu’azu’s people but other people with links to the PDP so that we can easily win the election.
“Mu’azu is a big fish and he is already in our net, God willing. We have very high expectations that he will soon be with us. We cannot categorically disclose that he has joined the party since he has not been seen with the president making the 4+4 sign. But we are confident that he is in our net,” he added.