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In Sokoto, 2,343 APC Supporters Switched To PDP

Saidu Umar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for governor in Sokoto State, has welcomed 2,343 former All Progressives Congress members to his party.

On Thursday during the opening of the Ubandoma/Sagir Mainiyo Old Market Development Association, Umar welcomed the new PDP members.

This was said in a statement provided to ANAEDOONLINE.NG on Friday by Umar’s assistant Nafiu Lema.

Umar assured the defectors that they would be carried along in all the activities of the party, especially as the campaigns had commenced.
He charged them to dedicate more energy towards garnering support and promoting the party and its candidates in the area.
Outlining his agenda on empowerment programmes, Umar said his administration, if elected, will provide opportunities for the youths and women in the state.



He commended the chairman of the association, Abdulrashid Maccido, for empowering men and women in the area and urged other business people in the party to emulate the gesture.

Umar was accompanied to the event by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Abdullahi Maigwandu; Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries, Abdulqadir Junaidu; and the Commerce and Industry commissioner, Bashir Gidado.

Others were the Local Government Council Chairmen of Sokoto North and Sokoto South, Mustapha Shehu Sokoto and Faruku Sayudi respectively.


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