Ahead of the coming election, about 8,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly dumped the party to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the defectors were received by the campaign train of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in Wamakko Local Government on Wednesday, February 8.
The governor assured the people that he would engage in more projects that would bring development.
Also, the former governor of the State, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu said the political condemnation of the APC in the state is not just from PDP members from from everyone. He said: “This is a Clarion call to for the development of our State and the country at large.
“I urge all of you to tell your friends and relatives, vote for all the candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming general elections.” The Peoples Democratic Party later landed in Shuni town, headquarters of Denge-Shuni
Meanwhile, with less than two weeks to the general elections, more troubles seem to have been brewing for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as top members of the party in Akwa Ibom state defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The Nation reports that on Tuesday, February 5, another top aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel on project, Utibe Ibanga, defected from the PDP with many supporters including the chairman of Ikot Ekpene council, David Umana.
Reacting to his defection, Ibanga, who was a special assistant on project monitoring to Governor Udom, said he left the party because of the governor’s lack of interest in the welfare of his aides.