Trouble for Peter Obi as LP’s Deputy Gov Candidate, Senatorial Aspirants, Others Dump Party, Joins APC

Trouble for Peter Obi as LP’s Deputy Gov Candidate, Senatorial Aspirants, Others Dump Party, Joins APC

  • The leadership of the Labour Party in Zamfara state has suffered a major blow following the loss of its key party stakeholders
  • Peter Obi's party has lost its deputy governorship candidate, senatorial candidates and others to the All Progressives Congress in the state
  • Reacting to the move by the new party members, the state chairman of APC, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani said it is big plus to the ruling party

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The Zamfara state chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has lost some of its members to the opposition party.

Ahead of next month's election, LP's Deputy governorship candidate, three senatorial candidates and seven candidates for the House of Representatives have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Zamfara state chapter of the Labour Party, 2023 election, APC, Peter Obi
Labour Party loses key members in Zamfara state. Photo credit: Mr. Peter Obi
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The names of the defectors

The deputy governorship candidate, Alhaji Sule Dansadau; Yahaya Audi Mafara, the Zamfara West senatorial candidate; Alhaji Sani Yusuf Danmasami Zamfara Central senatorial candidate and Engineer Adamu Yakubu for the Zamfara North senatorial seat joined the APC.

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Seven LP candidates for the House of Representatives and 14 out of the 19 candidates for the House of Assembly also defected to APC.

APC chairman reacts

The defectors were received by the chairman of Zamfara 2023 governorship campaign council Abdulaziz Yari at an organised defection ceremony at Talata-Mafara Local Government Area, The Nation reported.

Speaking at the ceremony, the state chairman of APC, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Hassan Marafa Damri, expressed delight over their resolve to join the APC, which he described as a big plus to the party.

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