Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has downplayed the impact of the defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on the All Progressives Congress.

The governor said the APC would not feel Atiku’s exit.

Masari made the statement in Maiadua, Katsina State on Monday while receiving the former Speaker of the state, Yau GojoGojo, who defected to APC from the PDP.

He said the defection of Atiku would not in anyway affect the electoral success of the ruling APC, stressing Atiku had just answered his popular name.

He stated APC in the state and federal levels would not be deterred by elitist tendencies, adding that “we are set to receive more defectors into the party by next year as many influential members of the opposition would be joining us soon”.

He said the party is willing and ready to accept and accommodate any individual who sought to defect into its fold, stressing politics is a game of numbers.

Earlier, GojoGojo noted that he was satisfied with the leadership style of the APC, especially the transformation on security, agriculture, infrastructure and human empowerment.

He said he was also moved into the APC by the exceptional performance of Gov. Masari, especially on prudence, accountability, security and education.

The former legislator promised to uphold the constitution of the APC as well as campaign vigorously to ensure its success in future elections, stressing “I would be very hardworking and accessible to our members”.

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