Two NNPP Candidates For National Assembly Defect To APC In Zamfara

The New Nigerians Peoples Party’s (NNPP) senate candidate for Zamfara North, Ibrahim Shinkafi, has joined the APC (APC).

Shinkafi and Suleiman Garba, the APC’s candidate for the house of representatives in the Shinkafi/Zurmi seat, reportedly received a warm greeting from Abdulaziz Yari, the former governor of Zamfara, on Monday in Talata Marafa.

In addition to the two, Suleiman Galadi, the state’s NNPP treasurer, and Aminu Kanoma, the coordinator of a PDP organization, were reportedly welcomed to the APC, according to a statement by Dahiru Mafara, Yari’s media assistant.

“The NNPP Chairmen of the Kaura-Namoda and Zurmi Local Governments were also among the defectors. Aminu Kanoma, the Coordinator of the foundation for the actualization of the PDP governorship candidate in 2023, is also among the defectors, according to the statement.

“Secretary and Treasurer of the foundation, Aminu Saminu and Hajiya Umulkhairi Aminu, respectively, had also joined the APC.”

According to NAN, Yari was represented at the event by Tukur Danfulani, the chairman, contact and mobilisation sub-committee of the APC governorship campaign council in the state.

Yari commended the defectors for their vision of joining the APC in the state and assured them of fair treatment.

Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Shinkafi said they decided to join the APC because of their belief in the leadership of Yari.

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