The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Sokoto State, Alhaji Dahiru Yusuf Yabo, has announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Yabo, a former gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Sokoto, made the declaration while addressing a rally attended by thousands of his supporters on Monday.
The former commissioner, who was an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, said he dumped the party because he and other ex-CPC members were abandoned.
He said: “Despite working hard for Buhari’s election in 2015, the APC leadership failed to honour the merger agreement reached with former Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko with the defunct CPC members since 2015.”
“My resolve to join the PDP is because of the failure of Buhari to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians especially in the area of provision of security. I was one of his political foot soldiers and close allies in the past years but he can not even recognized me now.
“Also, the ruling APC also failed to honour the merger agreement reached with Senator Aliyu Wamakko with defunct CPC members since 2015.
“We hereby resolve not to show any trust towards Senator Wamakko as the APC leader in Sokoto state, due to his penchant for betraying his associates.
‘Unfortunately, rather than the change, it promised to the electorates, the party only caused socio-economic discomfort to Nigerians whose lives have been impacted negatively due to impeccable failure of the ruling party.
“On behalf of APC members especially the defunct CPC executive members and their supporters across the 23 local government areas, we hereby endorse the presidential aspiration of Governor Tambuwal and Hon. Manir Dan Iya as our governorship candidate in Sokoto State in 2019 polls,” Yabo added.