- Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman left the PDP for the APC
- The former minister said his ideology deferred from the PDP's own
- He urged Nigerians to support President Buhari
Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and served as minister for transport and later youths and sports has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Leadership reports that Suleiman picked up his APC membership card at the Isa south council ward in Sokoto.
The former minister during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan led hundreds of supporters to pick up his APC card.
He explained that his ideology became different after he left his position as minister.
He said: “I joined the party unconditionally. I was not promised any position contrary to speculations by people. I joined the party because I have seen people of like minds there.
“I joined the APC because I feel I can contribute my own quota to the development of the party and Nigeria in that platform.”
Suleiman noted that President Muhamamdu Buhari meant well for Nigeria and urged all Nigerians to give him their support.
Sadiq Isa Achida who is the chairman of the APC in the state described President Buhari as a man of integrity and not a thief like some other politician.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is not a thief, not a cheat but a man of integrity that is always standing for the masses of this country.”
Legit.ng had reported that Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who abandoned the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday, July 31, lost the popularity contest between him and his former godfather, Senator Aliyu Wammako, at least in the eyes of Twitterati, following the unprecedented crowd that received the senator and his party in Sokoto today.
Sokoto was literally shut down as the surging crowd, came out in a show of solidarity with Wammako, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.
Immediately the plane carrying the senator landed at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, motorcyclists ran onto the tarmac to offer a guard of honour.
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