Ex-Gov. Yari, Marafa dump APC for PDP in Zamfara

The immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, Abdul-Aziz Yari, and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa have finally defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State.

The dramatic switch of the politicians, who were former enemies was announced yesterday by the State chairman of the PDP, Col. Bala Mande (rtd).

Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the State capital, Col. Bala Mande said the opposition party has received Yari, Marafa, and other top APC members who have joined the party together with their supporters.

The announcement was made after a stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday.

Col. Bala Mande said they had sat down and finalised the issue of the defection of Yari and Marafa and had reached an agreement to work for the development of the party.

Recall that Yari and Marafa lost control of Zamfara APC after the incumbent governor, Bello Matawalle, defected to the party last year.

Matawalle, who had the backing of the national leadership of the party, had told those who could not recognise him as Zamfara APC leader to leave.

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