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PDP vice-chairman, Sankara decamps to APC



-Sankara joins APC with 8,905 of his supporters

Former Senator representing Jigawa Northwest, Alhaji Danladi Sankara, has decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru while welcoming Sankara at the Malam Aminu Kano triangle Square on Sunday in Dutse, said the defection of the former senator was a good development to the party in the state.

Owing to Sankara’s pedigree in PDP, Badaru said that the APC had got the privilege of having the ex-senator in the party.

Badaru recalled that Sankara was one time National Vice chairman, PDP Northwest geo-political zone and Sole Administrator of the party in Sokoto state.

“With his defection to APC, PDP is completely dead in Jigawa because Sankara is one of the founders of PDP in the country and the person that brought it to jigawa,’’ he said.

The governor, however, said that the immediate past administration left a contract liability of N92 billion to him but with God helping him and the good people of the state, he overcame the situation.

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He decried the various problems left by the previous administration of PDP at both state and federal levels which necessitated President Muhammadu Buhari giving out bail outs to states.

Chief John Oyegun, National chairman of APC who was represented at the ceremony by the chairman of the party in the Northwest, Alhaji Shuaibu Lawal, assured that Sen. Sankara would be treated fairly like other members of the party.

While formally declaring for the party, Sankara said that he was joining the party with 8,905 of his supporters.

Sankara vowed to work for the unity and progress of the party, to win all elections in the state and at the federal level.

Source: Naija News