Former Governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has ahead of the 2023 general elections, dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The opposition party also received the membership of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa in Gusau on Sunday, NaijaliveTv understands.
The development was confirmed to newsmen in an announcement by PDP Chairman in the State, Rt Colonel Bala Mande.
Speaking briefly after a stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau, the state capital today, Col. Bala Mande said they had sat down and finalised the issue of the defection of the duo.
According to him, Yari and Marafa have agreed to work for the development of the party at all levels.
“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,” Daily Trust quoted Col. Mande as saying.
The Chairman Publicity Secretary of Yari faction of the APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji, confirmed the development to Daily Trust but he did not give further details.
“Yes , it is true we are moving to opposition PDP, and this is all I can say for now,” Birnin Magaji said.
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