A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kebbi, Alhaji Lawali Dakingari, has debunked report that he has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Dakingari, who is a nephew to former governor of the state, Saidu Dakingari, said he was not among those that defected to the APC on Sunday.
Recall that the state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Doya, 21 former local government chairmen, councillors and ward executives, as well as House of Assembly members defected to the APC on Sunday.
However, Dakingari said in a statement released on Monday in Birnin Kebbi that the decampees had no power to influence any voter.
”The decampees are not our true members and they will not succeed in their quest.
“I totally condemn their action, though its allowed democratically, but I want to assure the Kebbi people that the PDP will be stronger again,” he stated.
Dakingari urged “true” PDP members and supporters to remain resolute and ensure that the party wins the July 15 local government election.
“We are optimistic that not only the local government council election, but even the 2019 presidential polls, victory will be ours.”