The Speaker, Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Achida, and three gubernatorial aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate received the defectors in Sokoto State on Sunday.
The gubernatorial aspirants, who defected to the PDP were identified as former Minister of Sports Yusuf Suleiman, Alhaji Abubakar Gumbi and serving Rep. Balarabe Salame.
Others include, Rep. Yusuf Kurdula, Sen. Bello Gada, State lawmaker, Murtala Maigona, serving National Commissioner in the Public Complaints Commission and Sen. Jibril Gada.
Okowa while receiving the defectors, said that the PDP was working judiciously to salvage Nigeria from its current challenges of insecurity.
He also stated that Atiku Abubakar has the quality and knowledge to solve the country’s numerous challenges.
He said, “Atiku is the man to take Nigeria out of its present stage, as such our country of tomorrow needs every one in the struggle by PDP,” he said.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State expressed happiness over the acceptance of the defectors to join the PDP in the State.
“Today you are all returning home. I am happy that all of you are satisfied and convinced with the PDP leadership in Sokoto and Nigeria,” he said.
Tambuwal described Atiku and Okowa as true nationalists with passion for Nigeria’s prosperity, saying their combination will yield the right leadership needed for the country.