FORMER governor of Zamfara state Alhaji Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi and thousands of his supporters have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP for the All Progressive Congress, APC. Speaking to the mammoth crowd supporters in Gusau the Zamfara state capital, Alhaji Shinkafi said, three reason convinced him to defect from PDP for APC both at state and national levels. Among the reasons, according to him were , the improvement in the area of security both at state and country at large, good governance in the area of economic diversification policy of the federal government and Zamfara state government as well as good governance by APC both at states and national levels; as well as crisis in the leadership of PDP both at the states and at national levels. He promised to continue to give the necessary support to APC and Zamfara state government in the state in accordance with the party constitution in order to move the state forward. Alhaji . Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi who joined APC with all his executive council members and other stakeholders including his running mate during the last 2015 general election, Alhaji Malami Aliyu pledged to support the leadership of APC in the state to make the required progress. He then called on his supporters across the state to hasten and join APC, while urging those who decamped with him to follow due process while registering as members of the APC in order to avoid any inconvenience. It could be recalled that, last week, Shinkafi’s deputy Alhaji Mukhtar Muhammad Anka along with over 3,000 supporters defected from the PDP and joined the APC in Anka Town a headquarters of Anka Local Government Council of Zamfara State.

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