Connect with us


Ex-PDP governorship candidate, Nasko, joins APC in Niger



Of Aisha Yesufu, Rinu, Tacha...women, mothers

A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Niger, Umar Nasko, has switched to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Nasko was defeated by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in the 2015 and 2019 elections in the state.

The ex-PDP chieftain was received into APC by the party’s governorship candidate in Niger, Umar Bogo, at a ceremony on Thursday in Minna.

Nasko, who addressed journalists at the event, said he was approached by Bago to contribute to the party’s success in the state.

READ ALSO: Niger PDP insists on ex-gov Aliyu’s suspension for alleged anti-party activities

He said: “My defection to the APC is out of conviction after I was approached by the progressives led by the APC governorship candidate, Umar Bago.

“This is a turning point for the progressives in Niger state and I promise to work maximally to ensure that APC is victorious at the polls on March 18.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

eighteen + fourteen =