By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
As campaigns pick up, more defections into the Sokoto state All Progressives Congress(APC) fold are being witnessed with the latest netting of 4320 after dumping the opposition PDP from its trouble waters in Kware local government of the state.
Prominent among the defectors were the former Organizing Secretary of the PDP In the area, Alhaji Abubakar Dan-Soro, Alhaji Shehu Kalalawa, Alhaji Hamza Kalalawa and the Secretary of the Vigilante Group, Alhaji Umar Sa’Idu, among others .
Coming from across wards in the council to pick their membership cards of the APC, they announced their defection on Wednesday in Kware town, headquarters of Kware Local Government, during the Zonal flag off of the party’s campaigns for the forthcoming general elections, for the Sokoto North Senatorial District.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors , Alhaji Dan-Soro, said they left their former party due to its dismal performance in the last four years, as well as the fairness and justice in the APC.
The Chairman of the State Campaign Council Chairman, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, who is also the incumbent Council Chairman of the National Commission for Colleges of Education ,promised to be fair and just to the new entrants .
Dingyadi also urged them to work assiduously to ensure the success of the APC Candidates, at all levels, during the forthcoming general polls.
Leader of the party in the state and the Chairman Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, said the party was fully committed to the welfare of the Nigerian masses, as well as the sustainable peace , unity and socio-economic prosperity of Nigeria.
Senator Wamakko further noted that , a vote for the APC, was a vote for continuity in the provision of tangible democratic dividends , In all aspects of human lives.
Similarly, the Gubernatorial candidate and the immediate past Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, said , ” All those who are not currently in the APC train should be condoled .
” However , the doors of our father , Baba Alu and those of the APC are still wide open and they would not be shut against anybody willing to join the winning train before it is too late .”
Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, challenged the PDP- led state government to reel out its achievements in the last four years , ” if it has any .”
The historic event was witnessed by the former Governor of the state, Mallam Yahaya Abdulkarim , former Deputy Governor in the state and APC Board of Trustees member , Alhaji Chiso Dattijo Abdullahi and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Morocco, Ambassador Abubakar Shehu Wurno, among other top notcher of the party in the state .