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Sokoto PRP governorship, legislative candidates defect to APC

Sokoto PRP governorship, legislative candidates defect to APC
November 26
19:38 2022

Candidates of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Sokoto state, led by Sa’idu Gumburawa, governorship candidate of the party, have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to NAN, the development was announced in a statement on Saturday by Bashar Abubakar, special assistant to Aliyu Wamakko, former governor of the state.

Speaking on his decision, Gumburawa said the PRP candidates joining the APC is in order to contribute their quota towards ensuring the victory of the party in the 2023 general election.

“We considered the situation the people of the state found themselves under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government,” he said.


“Such motivated our decision to join the APC so that the state will come back to its lost glory like during the administration of the former governor Aliyu Wamakko.”

Aside from Gumburawa, others said to have defected “include the three senatorial candidates of the party, Garzali Abdullahi, Bello Holai and Shehu Ibrahim of Sokoto north, east and south districts, respectively”.

“Also involved are the 11 candidates for the house of representatives and 30 members of the state house of assembly,” the statement reads.


Abubakar said the PRP candidates and their supporters were received by APC leaders in the state on Friday.

He quoted Wamakko as saying the development is one of the greatest successes of the APC in the state ahead of the 2023 elections.

“I am highly delighted to receive a friend and partner in progress, Gumburawa, who is returning home to join us in our dedication to the development of Sokoto state,” Wamakko was quoted as saying.

“Today, I want to assure you that APC and all its members will continue to work closely with you and your supporters to enable our collective success in the 2023 general election.”



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