The All Progressives Congress has swallowed the People Resumption Party in Sokoto State as the leadership of the party( PRP) in state State under its gubernatorial candidate, Hon.Sa’idu Muhammad Gumburawa has defected from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Along with the party’s leadership in defecting to the APC were all the three Senatorial Candidates for Sokoto Central District, Alh.Garzali Abdullahi, Alh.Bello Isah Holai for Sokoto East Senatorial District and that of Sokoto South Senatorial District Alh.shehu Ibrahim respectively.
in the lineup of defectors were all the candidates for the House of Representatives, State House of Assembly and party’s officials from state to local governments.
Leader of the party, who was also the gubernatorial flagbearer in the state, Hon. Sa’idu Muhammad Gumburawa informed APC leader, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko that they decided to dump their former party in order to contribute their quota towards ensuring the victory of APC come 2023 elections in the state.
He further explained that considering the situation the people of the state found themselves under PDP-led-government, they came to APC to team up with its leaders and win the elections squarely so that the state will come back to its lost glory like during the administration of the former Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
Welcoming the defectors into APC, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko described Hon. Gumburawa as a friend and partner in progress.
He expressed happiness by his coming to APC and described APC as a party for all those who want Sokoto state developed.
Senator Wamakko assured Hon. Gumburawa that APC will work with him and all his teeming supporters closely so as to ensure the harmonious working relationship all the time.
Also commentating, APC governorship Candidate,Hon. Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, Congratulated Hon. Gumburawa and his allies for joining APC and assured him of equal treatment like all APC family members.
Ahmad Aliyu pledged to carry everybody along if given the mandate to govern the state so as to ensure the provision of quality healthcare delivery, educational development, boosting trade and investments , agricultural enhancement, civil servants welfare and other developmental aspects.
The mini event which held at the residence of APC leader, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko was attended by the APC Senators who represent Sokoto East and South Senatorial Districts, Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba Dambuwa and Engr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir.
Others were the member representing Kware/Wamakko Federal Constituency, Hon. Ahmad Abdullahi Kalambaina, Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, APC Deputy gubernatorial Candidate, Hon. Idris Muhammad Gobir, APC Zonal Secretary for North/ West, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo and other top party officials in the state.
It could be recalled that there were gail of defection, especially from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to APC.. Sokoto State is governed by the PDP under Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.