A former Senator representing Jigawa North-west, Danladi Sankara has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sankara was received by the Jigawa Governor, Muhammad Badaru at the Aminu Kano Triangle-Square on Sunday in Dutse. 

Badaru said the defection of the former senator is a welcome development to the party and people.

The governor said that the APC has caught a big fish bearing in mind Sankara's excellent pedigree.

“With his defection to APC, PDP is completely dead in Jigawa because Sankara is one of the founders of PDP in the country and the person that brought it to jigawa,’’ he said.

The governor, however, said that the immediate past administration left a contract liability of N92 billion to him but with the help of God and the good people of the state, he overcame the situation.

He lamented the myriad of problems left by the previous administration of PDP at both state and federal levels which resulted in President Muhammadu Buhari giving bail outs to states.

Earlier, while formally declaring for the party, Sankara said that he was joining the party with 8,905 of his supporters.

Sankara pledged to work for the unity and progress of the party, to win all elections in the state and at the federal level.

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