- The main opposition party, the PDP, has lost one of its key members from Zamfara state in the upper legislative chamber
- Hassan Mohammad Gusau, who represents Zamfara Central, tendered his resignation as a member of the party
- In the letter, the lawmaker gave reasons for his decision which he said was due to the collapse of internal democracy of the PDP
Abuja - Senator Hassan Mohammad Gusau has announced his resignation as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was disclosed by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant press to the president of the Senate, in a statement sent to Legit.ng.
He explained in the letter saying:
“My decision is necessitated due to the collapse of internal democracy and factionalisation of the party from ward levels in Zamfara State.
“Further decisions on political movement and party affiliations will be communicated to this chamber in due course.”
Former governorship candidate joins APC in Zamfara
Earlier, Sani Shinkafi, a governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Zamfara state, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shinkafi formally declared his defection from APGA to APC while addressing his teeming supporters in his house on Monday, June 28.
He explained that he left APGA not because he doesn't like the party, but in order to join Governor Matawalle in the APC to rebuild Zamfara state.
APC plans grand rally to receive another governor
Meanwhile, the APC reportedly organised a grand rally to receive Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state who is allegedly set to join the party on Tuesday, June 29.
The rally to welcome Matawalle from the PDP is scheduled to hold at the Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.
The governor will be received by APC officers both from the state and the national level.