A former Member of Yobe State House of Assembly, Audu Babale, has defected along with hundreds of his supporters to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Damaturu.
Mr Babale represented Goya/Ngeji Constituency in Fika Local Government.
A statement issued by the Press Secretary to Yobe State Deputy Governor, Hussaini Mai-Suleh on Tuesday said “the defectors’ decision was due to the exemplary leadership of Gov. Mai Mala Buni’’.
“Babale said he defected to APC because of the leadership style of Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.”
The statement also quoted the Yobe Deputy Governor, Idi Gubana, as “assuring the new entrants of equal and fair treatment to take the party to greater heights’’.
Mr Gubana also said that the governor was capable of carrying everyone along, irrespective of any political differences.