The Chairman of Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state and political associate of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Hon. Isah Salihu Bashar Kalanjine, alongside eight councillors of the local government, have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, the APC leader in the state, and APC governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections, Hon. Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto FCNA, received the defectors at Gawon Nama in Sokoto.
The serving councillors are Hon. Zakariyya Madugu, also a PDP aspirant in the just concluded primary; Hon. Abubakar Abubakar Kalanjine, Hon. Abubakar Aliyu, Hon. Halilu Aliyu, Hon. Ibrahim Sarkin Tudu, and Hon. Musa Sulaiman Sakkwai.
The two former councillors are Hon. Abdullahi Garba and Hon. Jamilu Muhammad.
Senator Wamakko, while welcoming them into the national ruling party, assured them that they will be carried along for the development of the party and the state as a whole.
He expressed confidence that APC will sweep all the contesting seats in the forthcoming elections.