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Tambuwal returns to the PDP “after wide consultation”
GOVERNOR of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has left the All Progressives Congress (APC) and returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging Nigerians to reject APC’s “prison yard democracy”.
Tambuwal announced his defection on Wednesday, becoming the third APC governor to quit the party in the space of one week, following Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.
“I have consulted widely especially with the people of Sokoto and they have confidently assured me of my next political move. I hereby defect officially to the PDP, Power to the People,” Tambuwal tweeted.
I have consulted widely especially with the people of sokoto and they have confidently assured me of my next political move. I hereby defect officially to the @OfficialPDPNig
Power to the People pic.twitter.com/YHJakrXXex
— Aminu W. Tambuwal (@AWTambuwal) August 1, 2018
The move is a replica of 2014 when Tambuwa, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, dumped the PDP for the APC, eventually wining the 2015 governorship election.
Reports say Tambuwal has not enjoyed the best of relations with his immediate predecessor, Aliyu Wamakko, hence his decision to return to the PDP.