Senator Basheer Lado officially defected on Saturday to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano State, with more than 5,000 supporters.
Lado was accompanied to the venue by party supporters, and was received by Deputy National Chairman of APC Mr. Segun Oni on behalf of party’s National Chairman, Mr. John Oyegun.
He said “I am very happy to join APC with over 5,000 supporters. Together we are going to work for the party to become stronger and a party to beat in the state and the country in general”.
Lado explained that his decision to move to APC was borne out his conviction that APC had done and fulfilled the promises it made to electorate.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy National Chairman of North-West of the party, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, described Lado’s coming as a `boost’ to the APC in the state and the country as a whole.
Earlier, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje said that Lado had brought a lot of development to the state when he was a senator.
He said that the contract of Kano-Katsina road was awarded during the senator’s term in the senate.
Ganduje also added that the senator moved the motion for the construction of a fly-over along Zaria in Kano.