Four former governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state have have defected to the All Progress Congress (APC) along with their supporters.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the decampees were received by Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, Deputy National Chairman, APC South, on behalf of the National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomonle at the launching of the state governorship campaign in Minna on Saturday.
They include Mr Ahmed Ibeto, Alhaji Hanafi Sudan, Mr Ahmed Baka, Mr Umaru Ahmed popularly known as Dogon Koli.
Ibeto, who spoke on behalf of the decampees, gave assurance to work with the party to ensure the victory of APC during the general election.
At the occasion, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, expressed optimism that APC would win big at the forthcoming poll.
He said work had been completed on the Baro Port project, which would soon be commissioned as part of effort to boost the economy of the state.