No fewer than 10,000 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina on Tuesday.

Katsina is the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari and is controlled by the APC under Governor Aminu Masari.

News of the defection is contained in a statement on Monday by Atiku Care Foundation, Katsina State chapter.

Signed by the Director Media and Publicity (North West), Jacob Onjewu Dickson, the statement announced that the ceremony is billed for the PDP Secretariat in Katsina.

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“In a solidarity move with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, his loyalists are dumping APC. They are pitching their tent for the PDP”, it noted.

“The state chairman of the foundation, Alhaji Yusuf Ghali Tabare has assured that arrangements have been concluded towards the double events of inauguration and welcoming the decampees.

“The event which is scheduled for 10am is also expected to attract several top politicians from within and outside Katsina State.”

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