April 24, 2024

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Zamfara:Ex-Governor Yari,Senator Marafa Dump APC, Defect To PDP

A former governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa have defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Colonel Bala Mande (retired), the chairman of the opposition PDP in the state, made the announcement shortly after a stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday, April 17. He said they had sat down and finalised the issue of the defection of Yari and Marafa and they had reached an agreement to work for the development of the party.

He said: We have all agreed to work for the development of the party and the PDP in the state has welcome them to its fold. We will ensure justice and fairness to all members even after we have won elections in 2023. “The date for their grand reception to our party will be announced later but we are going to implement all the agreements reached during the stakeholders meeting.”

Meanwhile, the chairman publicity secretary of the Yari faction of the APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji, confirmed the development. He, however, did not give further details. Birnin Magaji was quoted to have said: “Yes , it is true we are moving to opposition PDP, and this is all I can say for now.”