The defectors were received by the former state governor and Chairman of the APC governorship campaign council in the state, Abdulaziz Yari.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and New Nigerians Peoples’ Party (NNPP).
The defectors were received by the former state governor and Chairman of the APC governorship campaign council in the state, Abdulaziz Yari, in Talata Mafara on Monday.
According to a statement issued by the media assistant to Mr Yari, Dahiru Mafara, one of the defectors is Ibrahim Shinkafi, the NNPP senatorial candidate for Zamfara North Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections.
Mr Mafara said the defectors also include the NNPP House of Representatives candidate for Shinkafi and Zurmi Federal Constituency, Suleiman Garba and the State Treasurer of the party, Suleiman Galadi.
“Kaura-Namoda and Zurmi Local Governments NNPP chairmen were also among the defectors.
“The defectors also include the coordinator of the foundation for the actualisation of PDP governorship candidate in 2023, Aminu Kanoma.
“Secretary and Treasurer of the foundation, Aminu Saminu and Hajiya Umulkhairi Aminu, respectively, had also joined the APC”, Mr Mafara explained.
Mr Yari was represented by the Chairman of the Contact and Mobilisation Sub-committee of the council, Musa Zubairu and state APC Chairman, Tukur Danfulani.
Mr Yari lauded them for their vision and foresight of joining the ruling APC in the state and assured them of equal treatment with the other members of the party.
Speaking on behalf of the new entrants, Ibrahim Shinkafi said they decided to join the APC because of their conviction in the leadership of Mr Yari.