….AS SOME WARD EXCO, RELATIVES LEAVE PDP FOR APC IN THE AREA
As the political wind started blowing towards the preparation for the forthcoming 2023 General Elections in Nigeria, the PDP- led-government in Sokoto State has further been shattered as a result of the volume of mass defections from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement Signed by Bashar Abubakar
S.A Media to Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.made available to news men revealed that.
The recent event was the defection of the relatives of the former Sokoto state Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa in his domain, Bafarawa ward Gebe ‘A’ of Isa Local Government.
Those who defected to APC are Alhaji Haruna Yola, Alhaji Yusuf Ibrahim and Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim, all of them ward executives in the area.
Other decampees are from Bargaja Ward, a constituency of the current PDP member of the House of Representatives, representing Isa/Sabon Birni Federal Constituency, Hon. Sa’idu Muhammad Bargaja.
They are: Alhaji Mudassir Hamidu, Junaidu Umar Zee Baya, Alhaji Sanusi Bargaja and three wives of Alh.Hamidu Bargaja, along side thousands of their teeming supporters.
Some of the defectors explained that they decided to dump PDP for APC as the party had woefully failed to deliver on all the promises it made during the campaigns in the state.
They added that for the past seven years,the PDP-led government had abandoned them, therefore, they were left with no option than to quit the party for APC.
APC Chairman of Isa Local Government Area, Alhaji Lawali Sarkin Tasha, who received the new entrants into APC, on behalf of the APC leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, said their defection to APC indicated the failure of PDP leaders in the area to cater for the need of their supporters.
The Chairman further explained that, with Alhaji Ibrahim Lamido Isa as the APC Senatorial candidate in Sokoto eastern Zone, APC has all the chances of winning the elections in the area.
He said that thousands of PDP supporters were daily gunning to join the moving train of APC.
He explained that PDP in the area was diminishing sequel to the lack of political will, assuring the defectors of equal and fair treatment from APC at all times.
APC Senatorial candidate in the Zone, Alhaji Ibrahim Lamido Isa, while welcoming them to APC, challenged the former Governor of the state Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and his son, Sagir Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, who is contesting the Deputy gubernatorial seat in Sokoto state to explain to the public in the area on how much they contributed towards curtailing the security problems like banditry in the area.
Lamido saluted the leadership style of the APC leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, saying that, if Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto is given the mandate to lead the state, a lot of people- oriented programmes will be brought to the state.
Away from Isa Local Government, APC leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda and APC gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, have made a big catch from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as they received a PDP bigwig, Alhaji Mustapha Bello, popularity Musty Challenger, who ditched the party for APC.
Mustapha Bello, who was hails from sokoto North Local Government informed the leaders that, he was misled by PDP leaders in the state as all the promises made to the people of the State were not redeemed.