Breaking: Sokoto state governor decamps from APC

Breaking: Sokoto state governor decamps from APC

After several weeks of speculation, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday, August 1, defected from the ruling

All Progressive Congress (APC) to his former party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the declaration followed a solidarity rally organised by the governor’s supporters across the 23 local government areas of the state.

Tambuwal told supporters at the rally that the defection came after due consultations with the people and response to calls by major stakeholders in the state.

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He said: “This is not a decision that I have made lightly, but after extensive consultations with all the important stakeholders that we have come to the decision to pitch our political tent elsewhere.

“However, the decision of our people and associates had become our total priority; it is the reason for the leadership we are yearning for.

“As such we have left the APC for the PDP in order to ensure that the masses’ needs in the areas of health, security, among others are fully prioritised.”

Breaking: Sokoto state governor decamps from APC

Supporters pays solidarity to Governor Tambuwal as he defects to PDP. Credit: Aminu Tambuwal

NAN also reports that Tambuwal had in 2014 on the eve of general elections while calling the shots as speaker of the House of Representatives left the PDP for the APC, a coalition of parties, which wrest power from President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also, Kwara Gov. Ahmed Abdulfatah and the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, had on Tuesday announced their defection to the PDP.

NAIJ.com had earlier reported that sources from the legislature said that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki outwitted the All Progressives Congress (APC) by leaving the party in a bid to thwart the alleged plan to expel him.

Breaking: Sokoto state governor decamps from APC

Governor Tambuwal speaks as he finally defects to PDP. Credit: Aminu Tambuwal

NAIJ.com reports that Saraki made public his defection following information about the ruling party's plot to allegedly humiliate him.

Breaking: Sokoto state governor decamps from APC

The unnamed sources said the national working committee of the party, led by Adams Oshiomhole, had already concluded plans to send Saraki parking.

Breaking: Sokoto state governor decamps from APC

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The source stated: “Saraki announced his defection to avoid the sledge hammer dangling on his head. He got the wind of the meeting and quickly announced his defection from the ruling party.”

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