The Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received a boost ahead of the 2023 general elections as no fewer than seven thousand members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined its camp yesterday.
Reports reaching Naija News on Friday morning claimed that the defectors were received into the APC on Thursday by the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Ahmad Aliyu.
Out of the 7,000 defectors, 4,270 are reportedly from the Wurno Local Government Area of the state.
In a press release made available to newsmen this morning, the Special Assistant, New Media, to Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Bashar Abubakar, said the politicians dumped their former camp due to the failure of the PDP government led by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
In his remark after receiving the new members, the APC governorship candidate expressed satisfaction with the development, saying it is plausible to the party as the election draws near.
He said there is light at the end of the tunnel for the APC. Aliyu, who represented the APC leader in the state, Senator Wamakko, assured the defectors of equal treatment.
He assured that his administration would continue from the giant strides of the former governor of Sokoto State, Wamakko. He also pledged to reconstruct the Huchi Road, which was damaged by flood, if elected as governor come 2023.
He further described lampooned the PDP administration in the state saying, “the party has failed woefully as none of the promises made was fulfilled to the people of the state.”
Speaking, the APC chairman in the state, Isah Achida, while welcoming the defectors, said the party was always ready to carry all along to ensure its victory at all levels.
PDP Lack Focus In Sokoto
Also, Naija News learnt that no fewer than 1,400 PDP members defected to APC at Achida town of the Wurno local government area, the home town of the state APC chairman, Achida.
The defectors pledged their allegiance to the APC declaring that they would continue to work hard for the success of the party in the area.
Also in Gidan Rugga Ward of Kware local government, 1,000 PDP supporters were received into the APC. According to them, PDP lacked focus and direction to rule the state, hence they dumped the party.
They described the APC leadership in the state under Wamakko as trustworthy and accommodative.
Other APC leaders at the welcoming ceremony of the new party members include the deputy governorship candidate, Idris Gobir; APC Sokoto East Senatorial Candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Isa, and former Ambassador Abubakar Wurno, among others, Naija News reports.
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