Bafarawa’s recent declaration for PDP had been anticipated. He is merely exploring some political niche for himself in efforts to redress past failures. However, does this political rigmarole help him? His new found romance with PDP, which he previously loathed like the plague, is a bizarre calculation, and it seems the APC in the state relishes the political puzzle it has created in the minds of people.
As things stand, whether PDP would accept Bafarawa as leader of the party in the state is one issue that has not been addressed. It is going to be a tricky one, given that the former governor’s well-known expletives directed at the party when he was first as governor of Sokoto and then as founder and leader of DPP. There is also the issue of how to place him in the new party vis-à-vis Alhaji Muhtar Shagari, incumbent deputy governor of Sokoto State, who has stated would not leave PDP.
It is an interesting political development; how the PDP would be able to keep that way, and still make headway in the obviously solid grip of the state by the APC led by Wamakko, remains to be seen. So Bafarawa may have a new party; but would he make any difference? Hardly!