Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Nura Khalil Dumps CPC for PDP in Katsina

A Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) gubernatorial aspirant in Katsina State, Alhaji Nura Khalil, yesterday defected to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Khalil, who was ANPP governorship candidate in the 2007 election, made his entry into the PDP known at the party's governorship campaign committee meeting in Katsina.

He said Gov. Ibrahim Shema's good work and equity in spreading developmental projects were some of the factors that attracted him to abandon the CPC.

Khalil assured the PDP executives, elders and members, of his readiness to contribute to the development of the party, the state and the nation at large.

Speaking at the occasion, the state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, thanked Khalil, a former PDP member, for returning to the party "because of its good policies".

Shema urged the 34 governorship campaign committees to reach out to the people of the state in order to win more supporters for the party.

He advised party members and the people of the state to ensure that they registered during the forthcoming voter registration exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PDP state and local government executives, elders and other stakeholders of the party witnessed Khalil's entry into the party.

NAN

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