The former Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), Alhaji bature Umar Masari, and hundreds of his supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Masari, a nephew to Gov. Aminu Masari, served as campaign Director-General of the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Musa Nashuni in the 2015 election.
Masari and hundreds of his supporters were received by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari at the Government House Katsina on Thursday.
Gov. Masari said that he would remain a father to people of the state irrespective of their political affiliation or religious differences.
He said the defection of his nephew and his supporters was a victory to APC in the state and urged them to ensure the victory of the party in 2019.
Bature Masari, in his speech said that he and his supporters decided to join APC because of the quality leadership being offered by the governor.
He assured that they were ready to build the party and ensure its victory in 2019 general elections.