In Sokoto State, no fewer than 1,868 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is according to a statement issued by the state PDP spokesman, Malam Hassan Sanyinnawal, on Thursday in Sokoto.

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According to Sanyinnawal, the defectors, who are businessmen from ten communities across the state, were received in Sokoto on Wednesday by the state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Goronyo.

He quoted Goronyo, who was represented by the party’s zonal Chairman for Sokoto Central, Alhaji Muhammad Dangoggo, as promising new entrants equal treatment with other PDP members.

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The PDP Chairman promised to guide the new members while urging them to use their wealth of experience in politics and business to ensure the party’s success in the upcoming 2023 General Elections.

Malam Sa’idu Umar, the state PDP gubernatorial candidate, also spoke and welcomed the new members, promising to work closely with them all to ensure the party’s success.

Umar congratulated the defectors, saying, “their decision has demonstrated their collective zeal to support Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s good leadership style.”

Alhaji Lawali Lalala, who spoke on behalf of the defectors, stated that their decision was based on their conviction with the PDP-led government’s development efforts in the state.

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Lalala pledged their total loyalty and support to the PDP and promised to work with the party leadership to ensure the party’s success in the upcoming general elections. (NAN)

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