The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Zamfara State, has lost all the 41 political bigwigs to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
As indicated by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the party chieftains from Talata-Mafara Local Government Area, LGA of the State decamped on Thursday.
Talata-Mafara is the LGA of the immediate past Governor and APC leader in the state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.
We understood that the defectors were led to the incumbent Governor Bello Matawalle at the Government House by Dr. Sha’aya Shehu accompanied by the State PDP chieftain.
Shehu said the group: “consists of 41 political leaders who command respect across the local government area and have political structure in place.”
He told the Governor and the PDP leadership that their choice to join the ruling party in the State was a result of their cautious investigation of the Matawalle-lead government.
They hailed the Governor for having handled uncertainty and reestablished harmony in the state inside the initial 100 days in office.
Dr. Shehu likewise complimented the representative for his praiseworthy projects and activities being executed over the state.
NAN likewise reports that different speakers of the gathering who incorporate Alhaji Bello Wadata, Alhaji Abubakar Take-Tsaba, Alhaji Bello Gwaram and Alhaji Armaya’u Ahmad, lauded the positive temperances of Matawalle’s organization and vowed to give their absolute help to the administration.
The decampees thanked the Governor tackling insecurity and restored peace in the state within the first 100 days in office.
Dr. Shehu also commended the governor for his laudable programmes and projects being executed across the state.
Meanwhile the Chairman of PDP in the State, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha said the Party will accommodate them with equal opportunities and assured that they would be treated like any old member of the party in the state.
The governor, therefore, urged politicians in the state to join hands with his administration in order to move the state forward.
“We cannot achieve the laudable goals we are aiming at in a situation of acrimony and sabotage”, the governor.