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2,343 Sokoto APC members decamp to PDP

By News Desk

At last hours to 2023 general elections when political parties are doing everything not to lose any member of their parties to oppositions, no fewer than 2,343 All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Sokoto State chapter of the party have decamped to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a result of infighting rocking the ruling party in the state, even as election is drawing near.
 
The new decampees, as gathered by The Guild, have been received by Sokoto state’s PDP gubernatorial candidate, Saidu Umar, who assured the new members that they would be accorded all necessary benefits in the party.
In a statement released by his aide, Nafiu Lema, and made available to newsmen on Friday, Umar received the defectors at the inauguration of the Ubandoma/Sagir Mainiyo Old Market Development Association.
 
He charged them to dedicate more energy towards garnering support and promoting the party and its candidates in the area. 
 
Outlining his agenda on empowerment programmes, Umar said his administration, if elected, will provide opportunities for the youths and women in the state.
 
He commended the chairman of the association, Abdulrashid Maccido, for empowering men and women in the area and urged other business people in the party to emulate the gesture.
 
Umar was accompanied to the event by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Abdullahi Maigwandu; Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries, Abdulqadir Junaidu; and the Commerce and Industry commissioner, Bashir Gidado.
 
Others were the Local Government Council Chairmen of Sokoto North and Sokoto South, Mustapha Shehu Sokoto and Faruku Sayudi respectively.

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