APC crisis: Bafarawa defects to PDP
Barely 24 hours after holding a meeting with the immediate past Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau over control of the All Progressives Congress, APC, former Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has defected from the party to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters.
His political associate, Alhaji Dahaltu Akibu confirmed this yesterday in an interview. He said the decision was taken at a stakeholders’ meeting held with the former governor.
He said: “I can confirm to you that Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa has just dumped APC for PDP. But he was caught unawares by the decision.”
He further said all members from the legacy parties that merged into APC passed the resolution. The parties include ACN, ANPP and CPC.
He said one of the issues discussed during the meeting was whether they should form an alliance with Governor Aliyu Wamakko’s faction, but all the stakeholders agreed unanimously to dump APC for PDP.
According to Akibu, “Bafarawa was cut unawares on that decision but since it was the will of Allah and the people, he (Bafarawa) accepted their resolution and advised them to commence mobilisation and consultation at their respective councils.”
Akibu maintained that the coming of Bafarawa’s camp would further strengthen the PDP in Sokoto State ahead of the 2015 general elections.
However, the former governor through his media aide, Yusuf Dingyadi released a statement that vehemently denied such moves and also threatened to sue the organisation.