50,000 PDP members defect to APC in Sokoto

Posted by News Express | 28 December 2018 | 1,211 times

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The decampees comprised of former notable members of the PDP including a former Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal , as well as a former Chairman of Silame Local Government,  Alhaji Abubakar Chika Umar Dantama., former State House of Assembly Aspirants of the Party in 2015, as well as several other officials .

Speaking at the ceremony, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District, welcomed the new entrants into the Party and assured them of equal treatment.

Wamakko further disclosed that, more bigwigs of the PDP had since decamped to the APC, explaining that, they would soon be officially received into the fold of the party.

 He averred that, the ongoing intimidation of the workers who have pitched their loyalty with the APC by the PDP-led Sokoto State Government was not plausible.

He said, “no amount of intimidation would deter the people of the state from massively loving and supporting the party and all its candidates, at all levels.

“Moreover, in a matter of weeks, the APC will take over the state, while President Muhammadu Buhari, including all the party’s candidates, at all levels , would be massively voted by Nigerians.”

Senator Wamakko also extended the warmest greetings of President Muhammadu Buhari to the good people of the state, saying, ” he will soon visit the state, with a view to extend same to the people of the state”.

Also speaking, the former Deputy Governor and APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, said “all the PDP members who initially went astray had now came back to the right path.”

 He congratulated them for joining the party to beat, and assured them of equal treatment, even as he promised to strive to emulate Senator Wamakko, when eventually elected, In Sha Allahu.

Also speaking, the Director -General of the State  APC Campaign Council , Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman,  former Minister of Transport , commended  Senator Wamakko for providing credible and worthy leadership to the party and its members in the state ,  as well as being a patriotic national chieftain of the party.

Spokespersons of the defectors, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Umar Dantama and Honourable Murtala Hassan, said that  they joined the party sequel to the justice and  fairness that abound in the APC.

They also promised to assiduously work to ensure the success of the party’s candidates,  at all levels, during the forthcoming general elections .

Sourced from a Tribune report

Source: News Express

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