Former Governor of Sokoto State Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and members of his faction in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Sokoto.
The Media Assistant to Bafarawa, Alhaji Yusuf Dingyadi, disclosed this to NAN in Sokoto. Dingyadi said that the decision was taken on Saturday after a meeting with Bafarawa and former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau. Dingyadi said the meeting was also attended by the supporters of Bafarawa in the three parties, who merged to form the APC.
According to Dingyadi, the leaders of the former governor’s faction of the APC have been asked to go back to the 23 local government areas in the state for further consultation.
The State Secretary of the Gov. Aliyu Wamakko’s faction of the APC, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu described the development as good omen.
“It is a good omen for the APC in Sokoto state and at the national level. APC will now be stronger and united. “Bafarawa is afraid of Wamakko. He had since been working for PDP. Only his body was in APC, but his heart was already in the PDP,’’ said Aliyu, who is also the health commissioner, said.