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2023: Setback for Peter Obi’s Labour Party and Atiku’s PDP as hundreds of supporters defect to APC in Sokoto

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties have defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in eastern zone of Sokoto State.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday by Bashar Abubakar, the Special Assistant to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North), the APC leader in the state.

According to Abubakar, the latest defections involved hundreds of supporters of the PDP, Labour Party (LP) and New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) from Gwadabawa, Illela and Goronyo Local Government Areas that joined the APC.

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“These defectors include former Councillors and various stakeholders from the eastern zone of the state.

“They were all received at their local governments by the governorship candidate of the party, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu and his running mate, Alhaji Idris Gobir,” he said.

Abubakar added that the development had continued to give more hope for the party ahead of the 2023 general elections in the state.

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