Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara State has decamped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Chairman of the PDP in Zamfara State, Bala Mande, made this known to journalists in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday afternoon.
Mr Mande said the former governor would be joined by other APC bigwigs, including Kabiru Marafa, a former senator.
He said the party met with representatives from Mr Yari’s faction of the APC and an agreement was reached.
“We met with our members today,” Mr Mande, who was a former military governor said. “And I informed them that the immediate former governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari and all his supporters as well other party chieftain have agreed to decamp to the PDP.
“As I speak with you now, the deal has been sealed because they’ve agreed to join us and we’ve agreed to welcome them so that we can continue the process of salvaging the state. Their decision to join PDP has no doubt motivated us and it will improve our chances of winning the election in 2023,” Mr Mande said.
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