2023: Eight PDP Former Aspirants Dump Party For APC
Eight former State House of Assembly aspirants on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State have dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that the former aspirants in a statement on Tuesday, announced their defection at a meeting with the state governor, Bello Matawalle in Gusau.
The statement issued by the state APC Publicity Secretary, Yusuf Idris revealed that the defectors were Kasimu Jafaru from Zurmi west constituency, Rukkayya Abdullahi from Zurmi east constituency, Isah Ibrahim-Labbo from Anka constituency and Abubakar Abdulaziz, from Tsafe east constituency.
Other defectors includes Bala Ibrahim and Jamilu Bawa from Birnin Magaji state assembly constituencies, Ibrahim Surajo from Zurmi west and leader of the defecting team, Murtala Mainasara from Shinkafi constituency.
Idris said the defectors, who were presented to the governor by the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani, submitted all their PDP certificates of clearance to the governor.
He said all of the defections had participated in various PDP state assembly primary elections in their respective constituencies across the state.
Idris quoted Murtala Mainasara from Shinkafi constituency who spoke on behalf of the defectors as saying “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 the focused and visionary leadership style of governor Matawalle in tackling insecurity and bringing economic transformation.”
He also added that “The governor commended them for what he described as a wise decision of joining 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.”