3385 PDP members defect to APC in Sokoto

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No fewer than 3385 members of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ), from Silame and Binji Local Governments of IN Sokoto State on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress ( APC)

This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Northern
Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, Dan Masanin Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto.

The statement said that, the new entrants into the Party were received into its fold at the flag off of the campaigns in Silame and Binji Local Governments of the state .

In Silame, 1562 members of the PDP defected to the APC, prominent among whom were a former Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Alhaji Chika Umar Dantama, who was also a former elected Chairman in the area , as well as Alhaji Yahaya Silame, a founding member of the PDP and a former Local Government Secretary.

They said that, they moved into the APC sequel to the justice, fairness and equity of its leaders, as well as the tangible legacies of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko when he was the Governor of the state between 2007 and 2015.

Similarly, the duo lauded Senator Wamakko for sponsoring the bill that led to the approval for
the establishment of the proposed Federal Polytechnic, Silame .

In Binji, 1823 members of the PDP moved into the APC, and promised to work assidously to ensure the success of the party’s candidates, at all levels,during forthcoming general elections.

Senator Wamakko again happily acknowledged the sustainable support and cooperation the people of the state were rendering to the party. He vowed that , Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto will fill the current wide deficit of the provision of dividends of democracy to the people of the state, sequel to the dismal performance of the PDP -led Sokoto State Government between 2015 and 2019.

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto also promised to introduce plausible programmes and policies aimed at providing adequate social amenities to the people of the state, if elected .

The Chairman of the Campaign council , Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi and the state
Chairman of the party, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida assured the defectors of an equal treatment .

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