No fewer than 1,200 chiefs of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna North Local Government Area, the constituency of the Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress in the state.
This came barely a week after a former Chairman of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Yaro Makama, ex-commissioners and 70 others chiefs of the in state defected to the APC.
The former chairman, who led the defectors, cited injustice as one of the reasons for leaving the PDP.
The new defectors were received by the APC’s Interim Chairman in the State, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, at the party’s secretariat on Ali Akilu Road in the metropolis.
Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Baba-Ahmed, also a former INEC secretary, said the defectors had asked for forgiveness for stealing the party’s mandate over years during elections.
“We have forgiven them and hope that together, we shall work to defeat the PDP in the state come 2015,” Baba-Ahmed said.
He noted that if an unprecedented number of party leaders could defect in the Vice President’s local government, it showed that the PDP was finished the state.
He described what was going on in the state as a political revolution, assuring the defectors of equal opportunity in the APC.
“As for today, the original APC members and the defected PDP members are one and the same,” he said.