Significant Concern for APC As Members Switch to PDP in Sokoto State
Before the general elections of next year, no fewer than 1,868 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State have switched parties to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was said in a statement released on Thursday in Sokoto by Malam Hassan Sanyinnawal, the state PDP spokesman.
Sanyinnawal claims that the defectors, who are businesspeople from ten different communities throughout the state, were welcomed by Alhaji Bello Goronyo, the state PDP chairman, in Sokoto on Wednesday.
Goronyo, who was represented by the PDP’s Sokoto Central zone chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Dangoggo, is described by him as promising the new PDP members similar treatment with all other members.
The PDP Chairman urged the new members to use their wealth of business and political experience to secure the party’s victory in the upcoming general elections in 2023 while making a commitment to support them along the way.
Malam Sa’idu Umar, the state PDP’s candidate for governor, also spoke during the event. He welcomed the new members and pledged to work closely with them all to advance the party.
“Their decision has showed their collective passion to support the good leadership style of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal,” Umar said in congratulating the defectors.
Alhaji Lawali Lalala, who spoke on behalf of the defectors, claimed that their choice was motivated by their belief in the state’s PDP-led administration’s commitment to development.
Assuring them that they would cooperate with the party leadership to guarantee the PDP’s victory in the upcoming general elections, Lalala pledged their utmost allegiance and support to the party.