By Ishaq Zaki, Gusau.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State on Monday received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and New Nigerians Peoples’ Party (NNPP).
They defectors were received by former Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, who is the Chairman of APC Governorship Campaign Council in Zamfara, in Talata Mafara.
In a statement issued by the Media Assistant to Yari, Malam Dahiru Mafara, said some of the defectors were Alhaji Ibrahim Shinkafi, the NNPP Senatorial candidate for Zamfara North Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections.
Mafara said that the defectors also included Alhaji Suleiman Garba, NNPP House of Representatives candidate for Shinkafi and Zurmi Federal Constituency and , Suleiman Galadi. State Treasurer of the party
“Kaura-Namoda and Zurmi Local Governments NNPP Chairmen were also among the defectors.
“The defectors also include the Coordinator of the Foundation for the Actualisation of PDP Governorship Candidate in 2023, Aminu Kanoma
“The Secretary and Treasurer of the foundation, Aminu Saminu and Hajiya Umulkhairi Aminu, respectively also joined the APC,” Mafara explained.
Yari was represented by the Chairman, Contact and Mobilisation Sub-committee of the council, Alhaji Musa Zubairu a state APC Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani.
Yari lauded the defectors for their vision and foresight by joining the ruling party, the APC, and assured them of equal treatment with the other members of the party.
Speaking on behalf of the new party members, Shinkafi said that they decided to the join the APC because of their conviction in the leadership of Yari.