👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Notable leaders in Kaduna State have been lured out of the Peoples Democratic Party, a source has told DENISAURUS News.
According to a top party member, who wished to remain anonymous, those who left the All Progressives Congress before the 2019 elections have been identified, with many being promised appointment if they return to the ruling party.
Speaking to DENISAURUS News over the phone, the source said following the recently concluded Presidential election, where President Muhammadu Buhari received 993,445 votes compared to the candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar who scored 649,612, leading stalwart of the opposition in the state and neighbouring Kano were approached to mobilise groups for APC in the coming Governorship elections.
This paper understands that some have already agreed to carry out the plan which was agreed with top executive members of the APC.
Among those who have returned to the ruling party is Mohammed Sani Sidi, 52, who vied for the PDP Governorship ticket but lost to Isa Kudan Ashiru.
According to our informant, Mr Sidi, a former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, who at first threw his support behind the PDP Governorship candidate in Kaduna, rejoined his old party with the hope of getting a ministerial appointment.
DENISAURUS News gathered that the announcement of Mr Sidi’s departure from the PDP is expected to be made public soon.