A former Kaduna State governor, Muktar Ramalan Yero, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, five months after leaving his former party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The former governor who served the state from 2012 to 2015 under the PDP was defeated by the former governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, during the 2015 elections in the state.
Yero, who announced that he was leaving the PDP five months ago without giving reasons, said after long consultations alongside his political associates, they have decided to join the ruling party.
Yero said, “Since the very day we announced our defection from the PDP, many political parties contacted us, including the ruling APC. We met and discussed the very day we left our former party. Therefore, from 12 February 2024, myself and representatives of other political associates have decided to join APC. After our decision, we met with the state governor and had a discussion with him. We told him that we agreed to join the party based on the invitation we received.”
The former governor further appealed to his supporters to join him in the ruling party to contribute their quota towards moving the state and country forward.
Reacting, Kaduna State PDP Secretary, Ibrahim Wosono, said Yero’s decision to join APC did not come as a surprise to them. Wosono said the fortune of their party is not in any individual’s hands; therefore, Yero’s joining the ruling APC will not affect the party’s fortune in the next general election.