No fewer than 1,000 card-carrying women members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara.
This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday by Jamilu Iliyasu, the press secretary to Governor Bello Matawalle.
The governor received the decampees who announced their defection at the Government House, Gusau, on Friday night.
They were led into the government house by the former women leader of the state PDP, Madina Shehu, who had earlier defected to the APC.
“Shehu defected to the APC, and in less than 24 hours, she was immediately followed by more than 1,000 card-carrying women members of the PDP into the APC.
“Among those who defected to the APC were the state PDP youths leader of the women wing, women local Government campaign coordinators of the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Dr Dauda Lawal-Dare.
“Others were members of the state working committee and state executive council members of the party,” Mr Iliyasu said.
According to him, the PDP coordinator for the Bungudu local government campaign coordinator, Ibrahim Leda, and the State House of Assembly candidate for Gusau ll constituency, Ibrahim Mada, also announced their defection to the APC with hundreds of their supporters.
In their separate remarks, the former PDP members said the lack informed their defection of focus coupled with poor political strategy by leaders of their former party.
They informed Mr Matawalle that the leadership of the PDP abandoned its supporters to run the affairs of the party by themselves.
Mr Matawalle applauded the decision of the defectors to join the APC in the state and promised to carry the defectors along and treat them like every other APC member.
The governor, also the North-West zonal coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima 2023 ticket, pledged to consolidate on the gains of what he has done for the people of Zamfara state, promising to do more.
Source: Peoples Gazette.