The Kano state deputy governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The development was made public by journalist, Sumner Shagari Sambo, via his Twitter handle, @Sumner_Sambo, on Wednesday, August 1.
As he tweeted:
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that after several weeks of speculation, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday, August 1, defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The declaration followed a solidarity rally organised by the governor’s supporters across the 23 local government areas of the state.
Also, 18 out of the 30 members of the Sokoto state House of Assembly on Wednesday, August 1, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the speaker, Salihu Maidaji, who was among the 18 defecting members, made the announcement at the Assembly plenary on Wednesday.
Reacting to the resolution by the 18 members, the remaining 12 members at a press briefing after the plenary wished them well in their new party.
Sani Yakubu (APC-Gudu), who spoke on their behalf said that the 12 members would continue to remain committed and loyal to the APC-led government under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senators, lawmakers defect from APC - on NAIJ.com TV: