Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State, Dahiru Maishanu Yabo, has left the party for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Yabo, a former Commissioner for Information, as well as Solid Minerals in the State, was received on Thursday by Governor Aminu Tambuwal; his Deputy, Manir Muhammmad Dan Iya; as well as the State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Muhammad among other government officials at Government House, Sokoto.
Explaining that he dumped the APC because it lacks internal democracy, is wrought with favoritism and bootlicking, Yabo said, “the APC in Sokoto has formed a cabal of which you must be a member in order to have anything to do with the party or to be involved in the progress of the nation or the state.”
He, however, said now that he has switched allegiances, “by the grace of God, we’re going to support Team Tambuwal, the PDP governorship candidate in the state and all other candidates in the state under the PDP: and, even beyond, at the Presidency.
“We’re ready. We have the energy. We have the power and the resources to be part of the PDP nationwide,” Yabo boasted.
He said apart from his army of supporters and grassroots appeal in Yabo and Shagari local government areas of the state, as a former Commissioner, his reach cut across the state.
“I have been actively involved in the politics of the APC and also in governance,” he affirms.
Recently, there has been a wave of defection of political heavyweights leaving the APC to the PDP in Sokoto state.
Many reasons have been attributed to this mass exodus and most are directed to APC Chairman in Sokoto State, Sadiq Achida, and his purported supporters in the inner caucus.