Bashir Ahmad, a former presidential aide has reacted after three prominent chieftains of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A former National Chairman of the NNPP, Rufai Alkali, and the party’s governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Senator Sulaiman Hunkuyi, have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also, a former National Legal Adviser of the NNPP and Benue State governorship candidate, Bem Angwe, and 23 other defectors have joined the ruling party.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Alkali said they didn’t join the APC because it is the ruling party, but that having left the NNPP, the APC remained the best vehicle if they must make progress politically.
The National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, received them into the party on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Reacting to the development in an X post, Ahmad welcomed the defectors to the APC, which he described as a “great party”.
He wrote: “The former national chairman of the NNPP, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, and Senator Sulaiman Othman Hunkuyi, candidate of the NNPP in the March 18 governorship election in Kaduna State, have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). They are welcome to our great party!”