By Yahaya Idris, Keffi.
Members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Sunday pitched their tent with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State.
The event Held at the Emir’s place in Keffi Local Government Area, the defectors were led by a former National Assembly member, Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana and lawmaker representing Keffi East at the State house of Assembly Hon. Abdul’aziz SK Danladi into the party.
The Caretaker committee Chairman of APC in the state, Mr. John Mamman, led a high-powered delegation of state executive council of the party to Keffi to receive the defectors into the party.
Mamman, who handed over the party’s flag to Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana, Hon. Abdulaziz Danladi SK and other notable chieftains commended them for returning to APC and said the party would continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the people, adding that the defectors should return to their wards for registration.
The ceremony was attended by the dignitaries included the National Assembly meHeers, State assembly members, APC Caretaker chairmen, women leaders across the State.
The member representing Keffi East and Chairman house Committee on works and transport, Hon. Abdulaziz Danladi SK who was one of SDP leaders that defected to APC said the Governor’s effort aimed at providing dividends to the people of the State informed his decision to pitch tent with APC.
He also pleaded with Nasarawa youths to join hands with Governor Sule led administration to take the state to an enviable heights.
He appealed with the youths to shun the social media attacked and prayed for success of this administration.
The youthful lawmaker used the medium to empower some party loyalists who have distinguished themselves and work for the party progress, program and activities of his office.
Items presented to beneficiaries included, 2 cars, 10 motorcycles, 5 generators set, 5 vulcanizing machines, bags of cow feeds, 10 pieces of barbing clippers and presentation of cash worth million of naira to party women, scholarship to 50 students, cash worth million of naira presented to the youths organizations and cash presented to 50 disabled persons.
The lawmaker promised to sustain the gesture and call for more Support to enable him to do more for his people.
Hon. Ishaq Ahmed kana, who was a former Governorship candidate under the platform of SDP and a strong loyalist of a former governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said he defected from SDP to APC based on the excellent achievements of the state governor, Engineer Abdullahi Suleiman Sule.
He stated that he joined APC because of the good governance Sule led administration has been rendering to the people of the state, adding that the governor has not disappointed the people who thought he would fail based on the fact that he came straight into governorship seat from the private sector.
Kana, explained that he has been in politics for up to 4 decades in the state adding that he and other notable political leaders passed through the school of politics of a former governor of the state, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, who have been the one determining whoever that would win any election in western zone, irrespective of political affiliations.
He said he, and more than 5,000 followers decamped from SDP to APC and would work assiduously for the continuation of good governance in the state and success of the party in the State.
Hon. Kana appealed to the State Governor to Intervene by finishing some of his projects embarked when he was at the Assembly which included, Karu Electrification Project: Gunduma to Gitata, uninstalled transformer at Gora (Nike), Sabo Gidan Mallan Ango to Pambarau. And Kokona, Angwan Doka, Jama’an Alu, Kofar Gwari to Bakin Ayini Village still uncompleted.
Construction of seven Kilometers road from Amba to Bakin Ayini not completed and this has been given sleepless night calling for his urgent Intervention.
The senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District and former Governor of the State, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has hailed the decisions of the SDP leaders and its followers to return back home in order to join hands with the Governor to deliver on his campaign promises which he has started.
Adamu described their decisions as timely and a huge progress on the side of APC. Assured them of equal treatment.
The Senator who is more concern about the Governor’s second term bid, stating he and critical stakeholders from the western region have agreed to support
On his part, the State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule in his brief addressed commended the defectors for their wise decisions to rejoined their promising to carried them along.
He also brief the gathering what his administration has achieved in area of infrastructure, security, education, healthcare, agriculture, youth and women empowerment among them.
Members of SDP that defected to APC included the leaders from the 3 senatorial districts of the State.