Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC leader in Sokoto) and Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi (Minister of Police Affairs) in a group photograph with members of NNPP that Defected to APC in Sokoto

Hajiya Kulu Abdullahi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader, Sokoto State, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the the March 18 Governorship and State House Assembly elections in the state.

This development is contained in a statement issued by Bashar Abubakar, the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North), on Wednesday in Sokoto.

According to Abubakar, Abdullahi, also the PDP North West Women Forum Chairperson was warmly received by Wamakko, the APC leader in the state, assisted by the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu.

He said the former women leader wrote a letter to the state PDP Chairman, dated March 6, attributing her defection to ‘protracted non re-conciliatory issues bedeviling the party in the state.’

The special assistant quoted Wamakko, while receiving the new APC member as assuring her of equal treatment like any other members of the party.

In a related development, the APC leader has received NNPP Chairmen of Sokoto South, Sokoto North, Wurno, Kware, Sabon Birni and Wamakko Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

Also received were the NNPP Secretaries from Sokoto North and Kware LGAs, as well as the party’s House of Representatives candidate for Kware/Wamakko Federal Constituency in the just-concluded National Assembly elections.