Ahmed Maiyaki
Ahmed Maiyaki

Gov. Yero’s spokesman, Ahmed Maiyaki defects to APC

NEWS DIGEST – Ahead of the Saturday governorship elections, Director General Media and Publicity to immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, Ahmed Maiyaki has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Maiyaki who gave lack of alleged inability of the PDP in the state and its gubernatorial candidate, Isa Ashiru Kudan to provide an alternative development plan if elected to lead the state, as reason for his action, however disclosed that he has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement he made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, Maiyaki said, “El-Rufai’s vision for Kaduna state is unmatched by any of the candidates seeking to be governor of the state in the March 9th polls.

He stated that, El-Rufai has raised the bar of governance in the state to an admirably high level, which indigenes of the state have a duty to sustain, and that, the PDP in Kaduna and it’s gubernatorial candidate, have not put in place any plan to sustain or surpass the achievements.

According to Maiyaki, “Having consulted widely with my political associates, family and friends, l have decided to resign my membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

“This decision has become necessary in view of the inability of the party at the state and its gubernatorial candidate, Isa Ashiru Kudan to provide an alternative development plan if elected to lead the state.

“It is on record that the bar of governance in Kaduna State is admirably high at the moment and we as indigenes of the state have a duty to sustain this feat. Sadly, the PDP in Kaduna and it’s gubernatorial candidate, Isa Ashiru Kudan have not put in place any plan to sustain or surpass these achievements.

“To this end, l have notified and returned the membership card to officials of the PDP at my ward. Accordingly, l have registered as a member of All Progressive Congress (APC) whose candidate, Gov Nasir Ahmad Elrufai has proven competence and vision for Kaduna State.

“I wish to state unequivocally, that El-Rufai’s vision for my dear state is unmatched by any of the candidates seeking to be governor of the state in the March 9th polls. l believe Elrufai has the capacity, experience and interest to serve Kaduna better. l therefore declare my total support for his candidature and urge other like minds to do so. Kaduna truly deserves a competent leader, we cannot afford anything less.” He said.