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Defection: 7,000 PDP supporters join APC in Sokoto

…PDP has failed in all sectors of developments

As the 2023 general election draw closer, 7,000 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Wurno and Kware local government areas of Sokoto state on Thursaday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The APC governorship candidate, Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto who received 4,270 PDP supporters defectors in Wurno local government, expressed satisfaction over the large number of the PDP supporters that dumped the party for APC, saying, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

According to him, the mass defection followed failure of the PDP in providing dividends of democracy that it promised the people of the state

Sokoto, speaking on behalf of the APC leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko assured the defectors of equal treatment, adding that if elected as governor, he will continue from the giant strides of former governor Wamakko.

While pledging to reconstruct Huchi road which was damaged by flood, if elected as governor, Aliyu said that “the PDP in the state had failed woefully as none of the promises made was fulfilled to the people of the state.”

The state APC chairman, Isah Sadiq Achida who spoke while receiving 1,400 PDP loyalists in Achida town of Wurno local government, said the party is always ready to carry all along to ensure its victory at all levels.

The Wurno local government chairman of the party, Musa Marnona explained that the party will continue to work hard for success during the 2023 elections.

At Gidan Rugga Ward of Kware local government, 1,000 PDP supporters were received into APC, where several defectors spoke on why they dumped PDP for APC, said “PDP lacked focus and directions to rule the state.”

According to them, the APC leadership under Senator Wamakko, is trustworthy and accommodative.

They also promised to continue to support the party to ensure the victory of its candidates at all levels.

Multitude of APC leaders, candidates and stalwarts attended the separate epochal occasions among which were the APC Deputy Gubernatorial candidate Hon Idris Muhammad Gobir, APC Sokoto East Senatorial Candidate, Ibrahim Lamido Isa and former Ambassador Abubakar Shehu Wurno as well as other important dignitaries.

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