Defection: SDP Executives, 25,000 Members Join APC in Sokoto, Give Reason

State and Local Government executives of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Sokoto state have defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, with no fewer than 25, 000 other members.

This is following the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by the SDP as its presidential flag bearer.

The former acting State Chairman of the SDP, Alhaji Malami Alhaji Kyahe and the former Chairman of the Forum of Local Governments Chairmen of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed, told a press conference in Sokoto that they defected to the ruling party without any strings attached.

According to them, “We ditched our former party because of its lack of justice, equity, direction and commitment to Nigeria’s even socioeconomic development

“We are extremely satisfied with the indelible and invaluable achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, while we are truly determined to ensure his re-election for a second term.

“This is to ensure the consolidation of these tangible achievements like bolstering security, doggedly fighting corruption, improving the economy, while Boko Haram has been totally decimated, among others.

“He (Buhari) had delivered the dividends of democracy across the twenty three local governments of the state.

“Even now as a Senator, he is living above board and he considers the entire state as his single constituency.

“We are also totally optimistic that, the APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto and his running mate, Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo, are qualified enough to be elected , while we are of the strong belief that , they will emulate Senator Wamakko, if elected.”

A former Chairman of the SDP in Yabo Local Government, Alhaji Zayyanu Umar, said the APC was the party to beat in Nigeria.

Also speaking, a former Woman Leader of the SDP, Hajiya Rabi’atu Alhaji Yaro said that, “women in the state are totally behind APC and all its candidates, at all levels.

“Women in the state have since armed themselves with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) we will use them to massively vote in the candidates of APC, at all levels, during the forthcoming general elections.”

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