Tinubu, Oyegun, Ramatu, Bag APC USA International Secretariat “Raising Star Award” For 370,000 Jigawa Defectors To All Progressives Party (APC)


In the history of African politics, 370,000 Jigawa defectors from PDP to APC last week are hereby presumed to be the largest movement on record from one party to another. Since the formation of APC, everyday history is made within and outside the party, from annulment of opposition poll, victories at polls to defections.

Now, Her Excellency Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, first Nigerian Woman Governor is patiently waiting for swearing in Taraba State.

All these is not possible without the sound understanding of APC kingpins and well-meaning party executives from inception to date. Most importantly with the solid foundation and initiators like:

1) Asiwaju Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Party Leader
2) Chief Ogbonnaya Onu
3) Chief Bisi Akande
4) Chief Audu Ogbeh
5) Chief Tony Momoh
6) Senator Chris Ngige
All of the aforementioned personalities have previously received APC USA International Secretariat Awards, their awards will be formalized at same ceremony with: Asiwaju Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Party Leader, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun National Chairman, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, National Woman Leader.

Remarkably, it’s a combine concerted effortlessly putted together by distinguished personalities that can proudly be associated to have saved Nigeria from the verge of collapse. Diaspora Nigerians highly appreciates this rare unionism and first of its kind in the history of Nigeria.

Another Diaspora conglomerate in the forefront of APC; working relentlessly towards harmonizing Diaspora is Prof Isa Odidi. For many years, Prof Odidi is Diaspora role model and have been seen to be a major player in business and politics for many years. He led the team that won dual citizens (Nigerians) to be able to contest polls, now working smartly in seeing Diaspora Voting by 2019 come through, amid his patriotism for Nigeria. Despite his busy schedules, didn’t cause him to renounce and denounce Nigeria at any time and whenever called upon. Prof Isa is hanging in there, proffering means and solutions to International Communities too. As the International Secretariat Live Patron, he is delighted in defectors and approved Raising Star Awards.

With the fusion of: Asiwaju Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Party Leader, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Chief Tony Momoh and Senator Chris Ngige are leading political good tidings, ascribing to the recent outburst of about 370,000 members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Jigawa defections to the All Progressives Congress (APC). These defectors were received by the National Chairman of APC and eight governors on the party’s platform in Dutse on Sunday, amid jubilation as reported by NAN.

According to reports, the governors present at the occasion were Bindo Jibrila (Adamawa), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), and Bello Masari (Katsina). Others were Muhammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Kasim Shetima (Borno), Abdulazeez Yari (Zamfara), and Hafiz Abubakar, Deputy Governor of Kano State.

“The calibre of the defectors was an indication that APC was on the right track. Mr. Oyegun said that anyone who truly loved Nigeria and believed in the leadership of President Muhammad Buhari to lead the country to path of greatness was always welcome to the party. He commended Governor Muhammad Badaru for his good leadership in the state which he said led to the harvest of former PDP chieftains in the state”. The National Chairman of APC, John Oyegun said.

In his remarks, Mr. Badaru said “the number of defectors was more than 370,000, pledged that APC would be fair to them and that they would be treated like the old members of the party.

Mr. Badaru enumerated “defectors included 16 serving local government chairmen, and Ibrahim Khalid, the state Chairman, Association of Local Government Chairmen (ALGON). Eight serving Vice-Chairmen of local councils in the state and Lawal Abdu, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, were also among the defectors”

“The list also has Hameed Malammadori, former Minister of Power and Steel, and Saminu Turaki former Governor of the state. Mustapha Kiyawa, former member, House of Representatives; Bashir Adamu, Yusuf Galambi and some members of the House were also among the defectors received at the event”

Bashir Adamu, spoke on behalf of defectors, said “they defected because they were no longer comfortable with the PDP. Mr. Adamu pledged to work with the party at all levels to bring the needed positive change to the people”.

APC USA International Secretariat – Raising Star Awards will be channeled via The Able Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports. Meanwhile, the award ceremony, other activities are in top gear and will be made public in due course.

Francis John
APC USA International Secretariat
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