•Photo: Governor Badaru and the LP politicians
Barely two months to the general elections, eight Labour Party(LP) assembly candidates in Jigawa State have joined the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state.
The eight candidates were initially seeking election to represent their separate state constituencies – Auyo, Kirikasamma, Bulangu, Malammadori, Kafin Hausa, Birniwa, Guri and Kaugama at the Jigawa State House of Assembly.
The defectors were received by Governor Muhammad Badaru, at an event in the government house, the governor’s media aide, Habibu Kila, disclosed this in a statement.
Mr Kila said the governor also received a member of the northern presidential campaign council of the Labour Party who dumped the party and joined the APC.
“Governor Badaru expressed his appreciation to them and promised that they will be carried along in all party activities and urged them to be loyal party members.”