Three former governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State have defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Senator Abubakar Maikafi, Ambassador Ahmed Shuaibu, and Samaila Daguwa defected to the NNPP over the weekend with thousands of their supporters.
Their defection was announced at the official opening ceremony of Darazo and Misau local government secretariats of the party.
Reasons for their defection was, however, not stated.
Speaking at the events, the NNPP Deputy National Chairman, Alhaji Usman Adamu Sufee, and the party’s State Chairman, Engineer Mohammed Barde, described the defection of the former PDP stalwarts as a huge gain for the party.
Senator Maikafi said: “We are here to join and identify with NNPP.
“The time to speak or say something is coming; we are here to formally commission our secretariat in the two local governments to make sure we have structures in place.”