No fewer than 7,000 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara State have dumped the party for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Press Secretary to Hon. Sulaiman Abubakar Gumi, Samuel Ter Vincent in a statement said, their defection came few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari kick started APC membership revalidation exercise in his country home of Daura in Katsina State on Saturday, 30th January, 2021.
The defectors who were mainly from Gummi Local Government Areas were received into the PDP by the party’s State Treasurer, Alhaji Siddi Dakitakwas; Zamfara West Zonal PDP Vice Chairperson, Hajiya Ai Maradun and Hon. Sulaiman Abubakar Gumi, member representing Gummi/Bukkuyum Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Other PDP stalwarts who joined to receive the defectors were: Alhaji Ibrahim Ibrahim, the sole administrator of Gummi Local Government Area and Gummi PDP Chairman, Alhaji Hassan Galadima Gaftu.
The defectors, who were made up of elders, women and youth leaders of over 30 unions from different wards including Brinin Majagi, Brining Tudu, Kungiyoyi Mazaban illela Auwal expressed happiness joining the PDP.