27th June, 2022
By Bashir Rabe Mani/Sokoto
Leader of Sokoto PDP and a former Chairman of Sabon Birni Local Government Area, Alhaji Jelani Danbuga, has defected to the All Progressives Congress ( APC.).
Special Assistant to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto) on New Media, Malam Bashar Abubakar disclosed the switch in Abujja.
Abubakar said that Danbuga was received into the APC fold on Saturday in Sokoto by Wamakko, who is also leader of the party in the state.
Wamakko described the defection of the ”PDP bigwig as a welcome development and promised, he would be carried along like any APC member at all the times.
Abubakar said that Danbuga was accompanied by the APC Chairman, Sabon Birni Local Government, Alhaji Yawale Sarkin-Baki and a former Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Ahmad Barade, among other chieftains.
The reports comes after the APC reportedly lost the Speaker, Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Achida, and three gubernatorial aspirants to the PDP in the state.
The defectors were received by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, on Sunday in Sokoto.
The gubernatorial aspirants who defected to the PDP were former Minister of Sports Yusuf Suleiman, Alhaji Abubakar Gumbi and serving Rep. Balarabe Salame.
Some of the personalities who defected alongside included Rep. Yusuf Kurdula, Sen. Bello Gada, state Assemblyman Murtala Maigona, serving National Commissioner in the Public Complaints Commission and Sen. Jibril Gada.