The gale of defection has seemingly continued to wreak havoc on the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s current Chief Of Staff, Ali Makoda, leading other notable politicians in Kano North.
Makoda has confirmed his defection to Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
He said he had already tendered his resignation as Chief Of Staff to Ganduje, earlier in the day.
Makoda was received at Kwankwaso’s Miller Road residence in Kano, alongside other defectors from Kano North.
Among those who defected from the APC to NNPP are Badamasi Ayuba, a serving member representing Dambatta/Makoda Federal Constituency; Murtala Kore, a serving member of the State House of Assembly representing Dambatta and Abdullahi Wango, who is the serving Chairman of Dambatta Local Government Council.
Others are Ahmed Speaker, the State Auditor of APC; Najib Abdussalam, the Zonal APC Youth Leader; Umar Maitsidau, former Chairman of Makoda Local Government; Halliru Danga Maigari, a former member of the House of Assembly representing Rimingado/Tofa and; Hafizu Sani Maidaji, a former member of the State House of Assembly representing Dambatta Constituency.
Also joining the defection train are Safiyanu Harbau, a former member of the House of Representatives, representing Tsanyawa/Kunchi Federal Constituency, and Habiba Yandalla, the immediate-past APC Women Leader, among other notable politicians.