SAN FRANCISCO, March 04, (THEWILL) – A former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Sidi, along with his supporters in Kaduna State, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sidi joined the ruling party on Monday, a day after he announced his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He led other members of his campaign organisation to the Government House in Kaduna, where they were formally received into the party by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
The former NEMA boss informed the governor at a meeting that he consulted with his political associates and supporters before arriving at the decision to join the APC saying that his decision was a result of the purposeful leadership that has been displayed by the APC administration in the state.
Sidi assured Governor El-Rufai that he and his supporters would work for the victory of the APC at the polls on March 9.
The governor, on his part, commended the new members for the bold step they have taken by joining the progressive party and assured them that they would be given equal treatment as other old members of the party.
Governor El-Rufai stressed that his administration has been fair and balanced in the distribution of infrastructure and appointments since it came into office in 2015.
Among those that defected along with Sidi included former commissioners, local government chairmen, and other PDP chieftains from the 23 local government areas of the state.
The former NEMA boss was a PDP governorship aspirant in Kaduna before his defection on Sunday, coming just a few days to the governorship and houses of assembly elections.