Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has officially announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor made the announcement in Sokoto on Wednesday, thereby ending weeks of speculations of his plan to leave the party that brought him to power.

 He is the 3rd APC Governor to dump the party in one week.

The development is the climax of Tambuwal’s face-off with his political godfather and former Governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

Tambuwal said his decision to move over to PDP followed consultations among his associates.

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Addressing party supporters at the Government House, Sokoto, Tambuwal said his decision to leave the ruling party was as a result of the inability of  President Muhammadu Buharii to tackle insecurity and improve the living conditions of Nigerians.

He maintained that majority of Nigerians are currently facing hardship, frustration and penury as a result of the ineptitude of the present administration.

Tambuwal recalled that he left PDP for APC in 2014 as a result of bad governance, adding that not much has changed in the last three years.

“We left PDP as a result of bad governance to join APC but today not much has been achieved. Things are really getting worse.

                                                             Crowd at Sokoto Government House shortly after Tambuwal announced his defection to the PDP

“Therefore, with other leaders, we decided to form a new force to fine-tune and restructure the polity for a better Nigeria.

“The situation of our country especially the economy and security is getting worse. People are being killed in Zamfara on daily basis. The situation of the common man is very precarious.

“That is why we decided to join forces with other progressive Nigerians to get a new competent leadership that can deliver the goods and rescue the country from the current hardship,” he said.

Tambuwal posited that the people of Sokoto have not benefited from any single project from the federal government in the last three years.

“As you all can testify, Sokoto has not benefited from any single federal government project in the last three years.

“So, the people of Sokoto are fed up with the current situation and called on us to intervene and dump the APC,” he averred.

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