A former Minister of Sports and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samaila Sambawa, and his supporters have decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr. Sambawa,who served as a Minister of Internal Affairs, Foreign, Sports and Youths Development under the PDP administration formally dumped his party and joined APC today at the Halidu Stadium,Birnin-Kebbi.
Addressing his supporters, Mr. Sambawa said he decided to join the ruling party due to the quality of leadership being offered by President Muhammad Buhari and Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi.
“You will all agree with me that relative peace, security of lives and property being witnessed across the country resulted from concerted efforts, determination and personal commitment of Mr. President.
“We also bear witness to the tremendous agricultural revival programme carried out by the Federal Government under the famous Anchor Borrowers programme that has gone a long way in redirecting the diversification policy of the government towards mass rice production to enable us attain food sufficiency, economic growth and sustainable empowerment of our people.”
The state’s APC Chairman, Attahiru Maccido, while welcoming the new members, said Mr. Sambawa defected with over 100,000 supporters and assured them of equal treatment with older party members.