NNPP candidates, supporters defect to APC in Zamfara

Ex-governor Abdul’aziz Yari

Ex-Zamfara governor Abdul'aziz Yari: received the defectors

By Ishaq Zaki/NAN

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and New Nigerians Peoples’ Party (NNPP).

The defectors were received by the former Governor and Chairman of the APC governorship campaign council in the state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, in Talata Mafara on Monday.

Among the defectors was Alhaji Ibrahim Shinkafi, the NNPP Senatorial candidate for Zamfara North Senatorial district in the 2023 general elections.

Others include the NNPP House of Representatives candidate for Shinkafi and Zurmi Federal Constituency, Alhaji Suleiman Garba, and the State Treasurer of the party, Suleiman Galadi.

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Kaura-Namoda and Zurmi Local Governments NNPP Chairmen were also among the defectors.

The defectors also include the Coordinator of the foundation for the actualization of the PDP governorship candidate in 2023, Aminu Kanoma.

Secretary and Treasurer of the foundation, Aminu Saminu, and Hajiya Umulkhairi Aminu, respectively, had also joined the APC.

Yari, however, lauded them for their vision and foresight of joining the ruling APC in the state and assured them of equal treatment with the other members of the party.

Speaking on behalf of the new entrants, Alhaji Ibrahim Shinkafi said they decided to join the APC because of their conviction in the leadership of Yari.

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