- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost one of its key members in Sokoto state, Faruk Malami Yabo to the People Democratic Party (PDP)
- Yabo who contested for the APC governorship ticket in 2022 defected to the PDP on Wednesday, January 4
- The governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, received Yabo who is a former Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan to the PDP
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Sokoto - A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Faruk Malami Yabo, has defected to the People Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general election.
He described his defection as a “homecoming”, saying he has always been a member of the PDP which is the ruling party in the northwestern state.
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“The defection is like someone returning home. I thank everyone who is part of this movement and I promise to help the party win the forthcoming elections in the state."
Tambuwal welcomes Yabo to PDP
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal received Yabo in the PDP and commended him for dumping the APC.
He said Yabo's defection made the day one of the most successful days in the history of democracy in Sokoto state.
“My brother, your formal declaration of returning to PDP, your party was long awaited and it is a great development in the task ahead of us.
“This remains a positive signal indicating PDP will emerge victorious in Sokoto state and Nigeria in general,” Vanguard quoted Tambuwal as saying.
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In another report, less than two months before the 2023 presidential election scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 25, two members of the presidential campaign council of the All Progressive Congress (APC) resigned from the council.
Ahmed Ibeto, assistant secretary of the north-central directorate of mobilisation of the council, announced his resignation from the party in a letter on Tuesday, January 3.
In the letter that he addressed to the chairman of the APC in Magama LGA of Niger state, Ibeto said he resigned due to internal conflict, threats, and lack of commitment by members.