• The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost one of its key members in Sokoto state, Faruk Malami Yabo, to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
  • Yabo, who ran for the APC gubernatorial candidacy in 2022, defected to the PDP on Wednesday, January 4.
  • Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal received Yabo, former Nigerian ambassador to Jordan to the PDP.

Sokoto- A former gubernatorial hopeful on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, Faruk Malami Yabo, defected to the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general election.

Yabo, a former Nigerian ambassador to Jordan, announced his defection at a PDP rally at Yabo LGA on Wednesday, January 4. daily trust informed.

High-profile defection hits APC as former gubernatorial hopeful defects to PDP in key northern state. Photo credit: Faruk Umar Kankiya
Source: Facebook

He described his defection as a “homecoming”, saying he has always been a member of the PDP, which is the ruling party in the northwestern state.

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His words:

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“Defection is like someone coming home. I thank everyone who is part of this movement and I promise to help the party win the next election in the state.”

Tambuwal welcomes Yabo to the PDP

legit.ng it records that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal welcomed Yabo into the PDP and praised him for getting rid of the APC.

He said Yabo’s defection made the day one of the most successful in the history of democracy in Sokoto state.

“My brother, your formal declaration back to the PDP, your party was highly anticipated and is a breakthrough in the task ahead.

“This remains a positive sign that the PDP will emerge victorious in Sokoto state and Nigeria in general,” Tambuwal was quoted as saying by Vanguard.

Source: Legit.ng