Nigeria: Governor of Sokoto State dumps ruling party

As the gale of defection continues in Nigeria, the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All…

As the gale of defection continues in Nigeria, the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at a news conference in the Government House, Sokoto in north-western Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Channel’s Television report said that the governor made the announcement amid hundreds of supporters who stormed the Government House to declare their support for him.

The report added that the announcement comes after weeks of speculation that Governor Tambuwal was planning to leave the ruling party and one day after he called on Nigerians to reject what he described as “prison-yard democracy”.

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