Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) embraces leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari during a conference to promote non-violence att ~ STRINGER
Wamakko - No fewer than 6 000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Thursday defected to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
The defectors were received in Wamakko by Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, Chairman of PDP in Sokoto state.
The spokesman for the defectors, Alhaji Abubakar Gedawa, said they joined the PDP to get justice and equity.
"We defected to the PDP from APC to ensure the success of the PDP at all levels in the upcoming general elections'', Gedawa said.
The governorship candidate of PDP in the state, Abdallah Wali, promised that he would ensure justice and equity in the state if elected.
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Former Gov. Attahiru Bafarawa of the Spkoto state called on the people of the area to vote massively for the PDP during the polls.
"I did my best to develop the local government when I was the governor of the state and Wali will continue from where I stopped, if elected as governor'', he said.
On his part, Milgoma said the leadership of the party would do its best to ensure that the APC-led state government was voted out of office on February 14.
"The PDP will sweep the forthcoming elections in the state and across Nigeria”, Milgoma said.