The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, will formally dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29, according to an aide to the governor.
The governor’s Director General on Media, Mr Yusuf Idris, made this disclosure on Sunday, in Gusau, the state capital.
idris said, “Under this new development of joining the APC, which will be witnessed by 18 APC governors, the governor will come along with all the National and state Assemblies members, as well as PDP executives from all levels of the state.
“All is now set for our governor to move from the PDP to the APC.
“All the committees charged with responsibility for a smooth transition of the governor have reported from their various committees that things have taken shape for the event, which is scheduled to hold at a grand reception in Gusau on Tuesday, June 29.”
The media aide said that the governor’s planned defection to the APC would further strengthen the party in the state.
He added, “Let me emphasise to you that Zamfara politicians have always been a single family and even as a PDP governor, my principal, Goveenor Matawalle, has always related very well with those in the opposition parties.
“Many people from high and low have followed the governor into the PDP in order to offer their positive advices for the growth and development of the state, some of such persons were given top government positions and responsibilities, which they held very well too.
He said the governor would be received by the Give State governor, Mai Mala Buni, who double as the chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, alongside his supporters.