Kaduna Deputy Speaker defects from APC to LP

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, representing Kauru state constituency, Isaac Auta Zankai has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Labour Party.

Also, Suleiman Dabo, the member representing Zaria state constituency defected from APC to LP in the state.

National Secretary of the Labour Party and Chairman of the Governorship Campaign Council, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, confirmed the development while inaugurating the LP’s 450-member Governorship Campaign Council and the unveiling of its manifesto in Kaduna on Thursday.

Ibrahim boasted that half of the state House of Assembly members were “Obi-Datti” apostles.

He said; “The support received from the calibre of personalities in the state, is an indication that the LP is on the march to taking over political power both in Kaduna state and at the national level.

“Sincerely speaking, today is one of the happiest moments in my life. I have gone around to campaign for our presidential candidate, Peter Obi and I have received great receptions.

“I am particularly impressed by the calibres of personalities that grace this inauguration. In the entire northern states, we don’t have any personality that dumps APC and join Labour Party except in Kaduna State with the Deputy Speaker and another member from Zaria state constituency.”

Also speaking, the party’s governorship candidate in Kaduna, Jonathan Asake, described the Labour Party movement as “divine”.

“This is a call to service because the mood in the nation is that the Labour Party must take over the nation. The mood of the nation is nothing other than the readiness of the youths to take over Kaduna and Nigeria so that the country will be a production nation and not a consuming nation.

“This is a divine movement and God’s hand is in the movement. May peace comes to Nigeria so that we may not experience hunger, or kidnapping again,” Asake added.