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27 Sokoto lawmakers defect to APC

08 January 2014, 14:29

Sokoto -  Twenty seven members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the Sokoto State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that only three members of the assembly- Bala Musa, representing Yabo, Mustapha Hurumi representing Bodinga South and Gatau Mustapha of Isa constituency- had remained in the PDP.

The defection was announced on Wednesday on the floor of the Assembly by the Speaker, Alhaji Lawalli Zayyana.

NAN reports that the defected members immediately brought out brooms to celebrate their move after the announcement of their names by the speaker.

It would be recalled that Governor Aliyu Wamakko and his supporters had since defected to the APC, while his Deputy, Mukhtari Shagari had remained in the PDP.

Shagari had at a recent news conference in Sokoto said that his loyalty to the party and President Goodluck Jonathan was intact.

The deputy governor also maintained that his relationship with Wamakko was still cordial.



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