Ahmed Babba Kaita, a Senator representing Katsina North Senatorial District in the National Assembly hitherto a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has officially defected to the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Katsina North is President Muhammudu Buhari’s senatorial zone. Senator Kaita announced his decision on the floor of the National Assembly yesterday (20th April 2022).
The Senator’s media aide, Abdulkadir Lawal said he defected because he is not a bandwagon politician. He also said the PDP represents what he stands for.
“Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita is not a bandwagon politician. His exemplary and robust representation in the Nigerian Senate is to the admiration of all, and with significant, visible impacts in the areas of infrastructural and human capital development across the three Senatorial zones of the state. There is room to do more.
“The fresh page from the decision to join the Peoples’ Democratic Party represents the ideals of representativeness in the mandate, goodwill and an even more determined desire and opportunity to provide succour, comfort and the much-needed dividends of democracy to the people,” the statement added.
The Senator accused Aminu Masari, the governor of the state of not conducting local government elections for more than six years. He said the governor disregarded other stakeholders, disobeyed the foundation of democracy, and hated a level playing ground in party activities.
The senator has been at loggerheads with the governor.