- Nothing is clear about the rumoured plan of Manir Muhammad Dan’iya, the deputy governor of Sokoto, to dump the PDP for the APC
- Dan’iya only told journalists in Sokoto on Thursday, November 24, to wait and see when asked to confirm the rumour
- It was gathered that the PDP in the northern state had picked a former Secretary to the State Government, Sa’idu Umar Ubandoma, for the governorship seat for the 2023 elections
Deputy Governor Manir Muhammad Dan’iya of Sokoto has given a cryptic reaction to claims that he is planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
There have been reports that Dan’iya was saddened by the fact that Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the leadership of the PDP in the state gave the governorship slot to the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Sa’idu Umar Ubandoma.
“When is it going to happen? You said it is a rumour, so wait and see."
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However, Dan’iya urged voters in the northern state to vote for the PDP in the forthcoming general elections.
2023 elections: Influential PDP stakeholders defect to APC in northern state, give reason
Some stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The development was disclosed in a statement issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Tuesday, November 1, by Bashar Abubakar, the media aide to Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North).
Abubakar said the latest defections were recorded at the Isa local government area of the state.
He added that those who defected to the APC were the PDP ward executives at Turba, Bafarawa, Bargaja wards and other prominent personalities from the area.
2023 elections: 16 APC chieftains defect to PDP in Sokoto state
In another report, no fewer than 16 APC ward executives in Sokoto state defected to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.