Jigawa: Tinubu Receives Mammoth Crowd As LP Collapses Structure
Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria
The All Progressive Congress Presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu while in Jigawa for his campaign rally was besieged by crowd of supporters who blocked his way at the entrance of the stadium where a mammoth crowd was waiting to receive him and his campaign train.
It was not surprising witnessing such a crowd because the Jigawa State chapter of the Labour Party, LP earlier had collapsed it structure into the All Progressives Congress.
The leadership and candidate contesting under the party had decamped to the ruling party.
The gubernatorial candidates of the Labour Party in Jigawa State, Tsoho Garba had confirmed it after meeting with the APC stakeholders in Dutse, the state capital on Saturday.
Tsoho said the state LP Chairman and virtually all other party executives across the 27 local government areas of the state had joined the mass exodus to APC.
The decision to drop their candidature and their party for APC he said was in appreciation of the giant strides of Governor Badaru Abubakar in the state.
According to him, the people requested them to join the labour party but had a change of mind after what they saw during their campaign tour across the state.
”People requested for us to contest under Labour party, but in the cause of our campaign tour across the state we all got to know how APC government transformed the state through projects and programs that have direct bearing on the common man.
” If we are contesting to seek the progress of our state, it is no doubt what Jigawa needs is continuity and the best thing is to allow APC to continue driving the force in order not to deviate from the main track.
“So from today, all of us and our political allies have joined the APC and we vow to work for its success at the national and state levels in the coming general election”
Governor Badaru Abubakar while receiving the decampees applauded their commitment towards the development of the state and promised to accord them every right enjoyed by the old members of the party.
With the APC presidential campaign train finding its way into the stadium after efforts of the security agents in clearing the energetic supporters who went agog at the sight of Tinubu, everything took its normal course.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state, Comrade Abdullahi Tsoho, and 20 candidates for the house of assembly officially dumped the Labour Party for the APC under the watch of Tinubu, prominent APC members, thousands of party supporters and people at the stadium.