The Speaker,House of Assembly in Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Achida along side Deputy Chief Whip, Hon. Alhaji Murtala Maigona, have defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
On Thursday the speaker officially made the announcement at the Assembly about their defection from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the letter jointly signed by the speaker and the Deputy Chief Whip, it stated that their decisions are taken to pursue their political struggles.
“Our decision to defect to PDP is in order to pursue our political ambition in a congenial atmosphere devoid of division, faction and crisis.
“The APC has throughout its chequered history remained a party of different interest groups, especially in Sokoto State.
“This is where three different state congresses were held at three different places by three rival factions with Sen. Aliyu Wamakko faction electing Isa Sadiq-Achida as State Party Chairman
“Another faction of Sen. Abubakar Gada, electing Mainasara Sani, as State Chairman, while the other faction of Rep. Balarabe Salame, held their congress and elected Sirajo Abubakar as State APC Chairman,” he narrated.
While stressing further,the speaker averred that the situations in APC as a political party has generated into serious litigations in some of the states in the country.These have degenerated into mass defection in some states.
“Irked and worried by the faction, division and acrimony among three factions in state and in order to avoid a repetition of Zamfara and Rivers States situation.
“This is in the case of Rivers State, made the court to barred APC from contesting in 2019 general elections and Zamfara where the elected officials were sacked by the court,” he opined.
Achida, who represents Wurno Constituency and Alhaji Murtala, who also represents Wamakko Constituency at the State Assembly posited that their defection is in tandem with the letters and spirit of the 199 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
Where section 109 (1) (g) of the Constitution was cited to back up their claims.
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