Politics

Former PDP aspirants join APC in Zamfara

The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded the decision of an Abuja High Court to disqualify Chris Azubogu, the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, from running for the Anambra South Senatorial ticket.

Eight former aspirants for the Zamfara State House of Assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At a meeting with Governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday in Gusau, the former aspirants reportedly confirmed their defection, according to a statement by the state APC Publicity Secretary, Yusuf Idris.

Idris claimed they had all participated in primary political elections for the PDP state legislature in their respective constituencies.

Kasimu Jafaru from Zurmi west, Rukkayya Abdullahi from Zurmi east, Isah Ibrahim-Labbo from Anka, and Abubakar Abdulaziz from Tsafe east were among the defectors, he said.

The other people who left were Bala Ibrahim and Jamilu Bawa from Birnin Magaji state assembly constituencies, Ibrahim Surajo from Zurmi west, and Murtala Mainasara from the Shinkafi constituency, who led the group that defected.

Alhaji Tukur Danfulani, the state APC chairman, reportedly presented the defectors and their PDP clearance certificates to the governor.

“Our decision to join APC was due to lack of political focus and direction in the PDP.

“Our defection to the APC was informed by Governor Matawalle’s focused and visionary leadership style in tackling insecurity and bringing economic transformation,” Mainasara was reported as saying by Idris.

Idris further said that, when welcoming the defectors, Matawalle noted that the APC was the party of choice for all sensible and patriotic Nigerians committed to the country’s future growth.

“The governor commended them for what he described as a wise decision to join the APC.

“Matawalle said he is not surprised over their decision considering their level of exposure and determination to bring development to the door steps of the electorate,” Idris stated.

The governor was presented with the defectors earlier, and Danfulani made the following prediction: “in the next few days, more PDP supporters would join APC.”

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