The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday suffered another major setback, following the defection of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
More dramatic was the resignation of the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, and his defection to the PDP.
Tambuwal defected along with the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Salihu Maidaji, and 17 other members of the assembly.
Addressing party supporters at the Government House in Sokoto, Tambuwal said his decision to leave the APC was because President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to meet the yearnings of Nigerians. The governor also predicated his decision on Buhari’s inability to tackle insecurity and improve the living conditions of Nigerians.
Reacting swiftly to the gale of defections Wednesday, the APC said it won’t stop the party from maintaining a winning streak.
A statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabene, who has now been appointed Acting National Publicity Secretary said the ruling party “is neither distracted nor surprised by the defections.
Similarly the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hafeez Abubakar, has defected from the APC to the PDP.