January 12, (THEWILL)- The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Isaac Auta Zankai and the member representing Zaria state constituency, Suleiman Dabo, have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Labour Party (LP).
The Deputy Speaker is representing Kauru state constituency in the state Assembly.
The lawmakers’ defection was announced on Thursday, by the National Secretary of the Labour Party and Chairman of the governorship Council, Umar Farouk Ibrahim, while inaugurating the party’s 450-member Governorship Campaign Council and the unveiling of its manifesto in Kaduna.
The LP National Secretary said half of the members of the Kaduna Assembly were “Obi-Datti” apostles.
He noted that the support received from the calibre of personalities in the state, was an indication that the party was on the march to taking over political power both in the state and the national levels.
“Sincerely speaking, today is one of the happiest moments in my life. I have gone around to campaign for our presidential candidate, Peter Obi and I have received great receptions.
“I am particularly impressed by the calibres of personalities that grace this inauguration. In the entire northern states, we don’t have any personality that dumps APC and join Labour Party except in Kaduna State with the Deputy Speaker and another member from Zaria state constituency”, he said.
Urging the Labour Party members to close ranks and unite, so as to coast to victory in the forthcoming elections, Ibrahim implored the youths not to relent until Obi-Datti formed the next administration in the country
Also speaking, the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Jonathan Asake, described the Labour Party Movement as “divine”, urging members of the campaign council to see their membership as a “call to service considering the current mood of the nation.
“This is a call to service because the mood in the nation is that the Labour Party must take over the nation. The mood of the nation is nothing other than the readiness of the youths to take over Kaduna and Nigeria so that the country will be a production nation and not a consuming nation.
“This is a divine movement and God’s hand is in the movement. May peace comes to Nigeria so that we may not experience hunger, or kidnapping again”, Asake added.