Speaker Aminu Tambuwal on Monday received 2,400 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kebbe Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
Tambuwal, APC gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto State received the defectors at the party’s gubernatorial campaign rally held in Kebbe town, headquarters of Kebbi Local Government Area of the state.
He called on the defectors to work towards promoting the lofty ideals of the party in the rural areas.
The lawmaker also called on the youth in the area to shun all kinds of violence by ensuring peaceful conduct of the forthcoming elections.
He said that the youth were a global catalyst for political development of any society, adding that they should be properly groomed to enable them contribute towards the socio economic and political growth of the country.
The APC gubernatorial candidate also charged the youth to contribute towards ensuring the political change needed in the country to ensure quality democratic governance.
In furtherance, he pledged to strengthen the agricultural sector through mechanization, if elected governor of Sokoto state.
In his remarks, Governor Aliyu Wamakko called on party supporters to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards before the election.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Alhaji Isa Maitumbi, a former local government chairman, pledged to work assiduously for the victory of the party in the February general elections.[The Nation]