Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has lost his Commissioner for Information, Malam Bello Goronyo, who defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.
Goronyo, who was also the State PDP Campaign Council’s Publicity Committee Chairman, announced his defection on Tuesday at the APC campaign rally in Wamakko.
He said his defection became necessary due to many reasons which would reveal at the appropriate time adding that his action is to complement the laudable initiatives of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “I am here to formally inform the people that I have return to my real home, I have resolve to follow the president and Senator Aliyu Wamakko for their integrity and developmental stride in the state.
“I want to assure you that the APC train has just started, as more and more passengers will join the journey before the forthcoming general election.
“Therefore, we will together continue to move the train to the nooks and crannies across the three Senatorial Districts of the state to enable us succeed in the general election.”
APC leader in the state, Wamakko, commended the people for their continued support to candidates of the party and call on them to be vigilant during the poll.
He said: “On election days, the electorate should also be vigilant and ensure that, only voters who hail from their respective polling units cast their votes in the various areas.
“On those days, we should also massively cast our votes for the candidates of the party at all levels, guard them jealously until the votes are counted and duly declared.
“I have no doubt that victory is ours by this impressive turnout and support shown by the people as well as keeping the momentum across the state.’’
The governorship candidate of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, stressed the need for the people to vote for credible leaders and promised to consolidate on the unrivaled achievements of Wamakko.
He said: “If elected, I will strive to emulate Wamakko’s achievments, and urgently fill the existing wide gap in terms of the deficit of developmental projects in our state.”
The State APC Chairman, Alhaji Isa Achida, while receiving defectors to the party from Wamakko Local Government Area assured that people in the state would vote massively for the party’s candidates at all levels.