Former Niger state deputy governor and former Nigerian ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Musa Ibeto, and two other stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have deserted the party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr. Ibrahim Egbo, a former member of the House of Representatives who represented Lapai-Agaie Federal Constituency, and Mr. Alhaji Abubakar Azozo, a former Commissioner for Water Resources in Niger State, were the other two politicians who left the PDP for the APC. .
Ibeto, who announced himself and two others at the state APC secretariat in Minna, based his decision on the purposeful leadership style of Governor Mohammed Umar Bago.
“APC is my home and I have returned home. There are many others who are on their way to APC, including supporters of other political parties,” he disclosed.
Asked whether the decision was due to financial reasons or a political appointment, Ibeto said: “My decision was based on my personal beliefs because they had to force me out of the APC earlier. Because all the problems that were not present no longer exist with the current government of Mohamed Umar Bago.”
The APC State Chairman, Al Aminu Musa Bobi, further said that the party has begun creating a database of all political appointees in the state, to hold them accountable and to engage the people at the grassroots level. It has been revealed that access has been made possible.